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Legend Of Cattleya (Ring & Orchid) / ตำนานรักดอกคัทลียา (แหวนกับกล้วยไม้)

These spectacular flowers have dominated the florist market for the last century. Cattleyas, known as the "Queen of Orchids," are old familiar faces to us, even if we can't put a name to them. The exotic flower you see decorating the tops of the fancy chocolates you bought for your sweetheart, or elegantly portrayed on many greeting cards and gift wrapping paper, is a Cattleya.

 

The beautiful corsages worn by brides on their wedding day, and the bride's bouquet will usually have one large Cattleya in the middle to represent the love from her soon to be groom. High school girls receive beautiful corsages from their prom date made from the bloom of the Cattleya.

You can just see a young man smelling the orchid and trying to decide what color would look best on his very special girl's dress.

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Taken on August 11, 2009