Wildflowers

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia Morning, returning to old traditions in the time of the novel coronavirus. And we hear how one clinic that serves some of West Virginia's most vulnerable is adapting to the crisis. But first, spring has sprung!

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

In this episode of West Virginia Morning, we listen back to one of our favorite stories of 2017, about two flower enthusiasts who love searching for orchids in unlikely places. 


Purple Orchid
Claire Hemme / West Virgina Public Broadcasting

If you live in West Virginia, chances are, you’ve driven past a cluster of wild pink or white orchids just off the side of a curvy road. Some of the best opportunities in the country to find them are located along our rural mountain hillsides.

A few years ago, two orchid enthusiasts discovered a rare and previously undiscovered species, known as Platanthera shriveri, or Shriver's Purple Frilly Orchid.