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Lady's-slipper orchid

Cypripedium calceolus


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.


It is found in open woodland on moist calcareous soils

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Jonathan Guyot
Jonathan Guyot 7 years ago

Thank you Adarsha B S

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 7 years ago

Interesting! Nice spotting!

Jonathan Guyot
Jonathan Guyot 8 years ago

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

harsuame 8 years ago

Hermosa orquidea por favor agregala ala mission Orchids of the World

Jonathan Guyot
Jonathan Guyot 8 years ago

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

craigwilliams 8 years ago

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.

Jonathan Guyot
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Jonathan Guyot

Chapareillan, Rhône-Alpes, Tromelin Island

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

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