Calypso Orchid Photo Gallery
Can I eat Calypso Orchid?
The root bulb is edible. Native Americans would normally boil it first to enhance its buttery character.
Medicinal uses for Calypso Orchid
Some Native American Tribes chewed or sucked on the flowers as a treatment for epilepsy.
Calypso Orchid Habitat
Cool Damp Forested Areas
Calypso Orchid Facts
Calypso Orchids are widespread and named after the sea nymph Calypso in Homers Odyssey. They are often seen along hiking trails. They are however very sensitive to disturbance and are thus listed as threatened or endangered by several states. Some Native American Tribes would eat the roots raw, believing it would increase the size of the bust.