A Florida Native, the Florida Butterfly Orchid, Encyclia tampensis
Not a rare one, this orchid can be found in the wild from Central Florida south, growing on oak tree branches, but also in palms and on pine trees.
It flowers in the summer months with many orchids per flower stem. The flowers are about 1.5 inches across and nodding in the wind, it sure looks like a flock of butterflies.
This orchid is protected, but can be found in online nurseries or at orchid shows. I received a kiki in a trade from a generous garden friend.
Mine is mounted on a cork board with sphagnum moss and I keep it in bright shade under a Crepe Myrtle.
Lime green and maroon, white and purple, with lines and dots, it sure is a beauty!