Noble orchid

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The Noble Orchid (Cymbidium goeringii) is a cold hardy evergreen Orchid.[1] It is a dwarf plant that blooms in the spring.[2] Its petals are green, yellow-green or brown. It has pseudobulbs found below ground.[2] The leaves are long and grass-like with serrated edges.[2] It is found growing as far north as Okushiri Island (42 degrees north latitude).[1] It can stand freezing temperatures over the winter months.[1] It has been grown in China for over 2500 years[2], dating back before the time of Confucius.[3] In Japan it has been cultivated for several hundred years. In Europe the earliest records date it to 1780.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Cymbidium goeringii, a cold hardy terrestrial orchid from east Asia". Botany Boy Plant Encyclopedia. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 I F La Croix; Manuel Aubron, The New Encyclopedia of Orchids: 1500 Species in Cultivation (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2008), p. 130
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Cymbidiums - Cool Climate Beauties". American Orchid Society. Retrieved 21 November 2015.