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Beautiful and strange

Video shows Wild Orchids stamp event

The Postal Service shares highlights from the recent Wild Orchids stamp dedication ceremony in a new video.

“Orchids are beautiful but strange critters,” Jim Fowler, the photographer whose images appear on the stamps, says in the video, explaining how some orchids require fungi to germinate.

Part of the largest family of plants on Earth, wild orchids grow in many climates under a variety of conditions.

The stamps feature images of several species and are available in booklets of 20 and coils of 3,000 and 10,000.

The ceremony was held Feb. 21 in Coral Gables, FL.