Searching for Wild Orchids in West Virginia

Credit 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. 


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. In a look back at some of the best stories of 2017 Roxy Todd traveled with two orchid enthusiasts along the scenic highway in Pocahontas County, to have a look at one of the mountain state’s little-known botanical treasures.