Another of the many orchid specimens from the Bolz Conservatory in Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison. This orchid is of the Cattletya species and is grown natively from Costa Rica to tropical South America, though I am happy to get the privilege of seeing it in our hot house (or greenhouse) in our cold city. The cattelya orchids can be found in almost any color except black or blue. I rather like lavendar orchids. This one is no exception.