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QWMom 10 years ago

Just curious, because I didn't have any doubt that this is Pink Lady Slipper based on the flower alone. Is there anything that it could be beside pink lady slipper in that area (NC/Appachians) that this could be?? Are there other similar orchids in the area?

suzmonk 10 years ago

Machi makes a good point. I thought it looked like pairs of leaves at ground level, each with a stalk coming up, so enough to suggest a possibility. When you're spotting plants, it's good to get several shots, when you can ... flower, leaves, stalks, ground, bark, seeds, general shape. You never know what you'll need!

Machi 10 years ago

I agree with suzmonk, but if you have any photos (or recollection) of the base of the plant that would help with a more concrete ID. Pink Lady's Slipper has two leaves at the base, and it looks like you have a cluster of three plants in a small area so it is hard to tell.

suzmonk 10 years ago

Pink lady's slipper, I think ... Cypripedium acaule,

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North Carolina, USA

Spotted on May 21, 2014
Submitted on May 22, 2014

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