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12 Colorful Photos of Orchids for Spring

Take a look at these beautiful, incredibly distinct flowers.

Orchids are one popular flower. They’re the subject of a best-selling book, a society of enthusiasts, and even a movie (well, sort of). In 2013, they were the best-selling potted plant in the United States, in part because the mass-production of the historically expensive flower has made them cheaper to buy.

But just because they’ve gone mainstream doesn’t mean they’re not still beautiful. Here’s a look at some of the loveliest orchids, just in time for spring.

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These photos were originally published in the Spanish edition of National Geographic magazine.