Pink Lady's Slipper Orchid - Cypripedium acaule by Mother Nature
The pink lady's slipper orchid (Cypripedium acaule) is a beautiful, wild orchid that thrives in well-drained, moist, semi-shaded soils. It almost always fails transplant attempts because it requires a symbiotic relationship with a fungus to live. Picking the flowers means it will not propagate as the flowers must cycle completely for successful propagation. In other words, if you find them, enjoy them where they grow and leave them alone to grow another year.There is a yellow version that…
My wife and I were most fortunate to discover these 2 along with many more in some random roadside woods on the parkway while we were stopped photographing azalea. The woods were a real train wreck with lots of fallen debris all around from some severe storm, so here is a close up. The conditions for flower photography were perfect with the foggy lighting so these really glow, all I did was adjust the levels and sharpen.
Cypripedium guttatum - The Spotted Lady´s-slipper is a very pretty small species for a cooler garden position. Up to 30 cm height. It has two clasping leaves and a stem that bears a solitary flower. The erect flower is white with magenta-purple to reddish-markings and splotches.
Beautiful native orchid that grows in eastern US (from NC north) and across southern Canada. The flower is about as big as a small fist. The photo was taken on the Bruce Peninsula which is a legendary orchid location in Ontario, Canada.
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Reciprocity: The Heart of Generosity
I went for a weekend retreat on Generosity at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies and took a walk in the woods to see dozens of ladyslipp...
Lady Slipper-I remember my grandmother getting a letter from the State of Maine informing her that she had an endangered flower growing in her backyard, and to not allow ANYONE to pick it! I've only seen them twice.