To many people, orchid means an exotic plant blooming in a far-off jungle or in a horticultural hothouse. However, orchids do exist closer to home. There are around 170 species in North America, and one-fourth of that number can be found within the state's borders. Elliott describes a number of species, including Pink Lady's Slipper, Snowy Orchid, and the Crane Fly Orchid. Orchids are found in every county in the state.