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Showy Lady's Slipper

Cypripedium reginae

Description:

The showy lady's slipper is Minnesota's state flower. Since 1925, the state has regulated the collection and commercial sale of this species. The showy lady's-slipper is one of 43 orchid species that grow in Minnesota. Many people consider it the most beautiful flower in the state. Identification General description: A brightly-colored orchid that has one or sometimes two blossoms on a single stem. White petals sit on top of a white pouch (slipper) streaked with pink. Hairy oval leaves clasp the stem. Length: one to two feet tall. Color: Pink, red, white, and green.

Habitat:

The lady's slipper grows in spruce and tamarack bogs, swamps, wet meadows, wet prairies, and cool, damp woods. It may be found anywhere in Minnesota where these habitats exist.

Notes:

Taken in 2003 on family's private property where it grows wild.

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4 Comments

RosalieLandt
RosalieLandt 7 years ago

Thank you YukoChartraw

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 7 years ago

Lovely!

RosalieLandt
RosalieLandt 7 years ago

:) Thank you

RickBohler
RickBohler 7 years ago

beautiful :)

RosalieLandt
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RosalieLandt

Minnesota, USA

Spotted on Jun 30, 2003
Submitted on Jun 24, 2013

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