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Showy Lady's Slipper

Cypripedium reginae


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.


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.


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

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RosalieLandt 10 years ago

Thank you YukoChartraw

YukoChartraw 10 years ago


RosalieLandt 10 years ago

:) Thank you

RickBohler 10 years ago

beautiful :)

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Minnesota, USA

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

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