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Lady's-slipper orchid

Cypripedium calceolus

Description:

It has declined over much of the European part of its range, and as a result is legally protected in a number of countries. Now in France it's not very commun to see it.

Habitat:

It is found in open woodland on moist calcareous soils


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7 Comments

Jonathan Guyot
Jonathan Guyot 2 years ago

Thank you Adarsha B S

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 2 years ago

Interesting! Nice spotting!

Jonathan Guyot
Jonathan Guyot 2 years ago

Thank for her. I can't access at the mission...

harsuame
harsuame 2 years ago

Hermosa orquidea por favor agregala ala mission Orchids of the World

http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/9...

Jonathan Guyot
Jonathan Guyot 2 years ago

I hope so. This is one of the largest orchids encountered in France naturally.

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 2 years ago

Gorgeous!
In the UK there is only one known wild plant left! The Victorians were very fond of digging it up, and digging it up.....
A few seed raised progeny have been reintroduced and are doing well apparently, so there is still some hope for it here.

Chapareillan, Rhône-Alpes, Tromelin Island

Lat: 45.46, Long: 5.96

Spotted on Jun 10, 2010
Submitted on Feb 7, 2012

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