Lab project aims to revive rare Florida orchids

June 16, 2014 3:39 PM

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Orchid enthusiasts may soon no longer have to traipse through Florida's swamps in search of rare blooms — they'll just have to look up as they walk down busy sidewalks.

Orchids growing in glass bottles at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden will be transplanted into hardwood trees lining suburban Miami's streets, parks and school campuses.

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