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Beauty & Function: Orchids Have Medicinal, Food Uses

A new exhibit at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington features a vibrant collection of orchids from all over the world. This elegant flower is not solely ornamental, its uses also extend to medicine and cooking. Sensory celebration To walk into the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington is to encounter a feast for the senses. Johann Strauss’s classic Blue Danube waltz fills the air as does the sweet aroma of hundreds of fragrant orchids. This sensory orchestra is part of a new exhibit...

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