Monday, May 28

Pink Ladyslipper


The Pink Ladyslipper, or Moccasin Flower, (Cypripedium acaule) is a wild orchid, native to many parts of the central and eastern United States as well as central and eastern Canada.

I saw a couple at Walden Pond on Friday and then a bunch more in the Stony Brook Reservation, where I took the above photograph.

4 Comments:

Blogger Marcelo Daniel said...

That's sp funny! Silvio, Gene and I saw Lady Slippers, LOTS of them, on Sunday, when we went swimming, in Walden Pond! I'd never seen so many ever. That and chipmunks.

8:24 PM  
Blogger Will said...

Fritz has them growing throughout the woods on his property. We hike the trails every week or so to keep up on what wildflowers are coming into bloom.

Marcelo--there seems to be a bumper crop of chipmunks this year.

10:47 PM  
Anonymous evangelia said...

who named them "ladyslippers"? they look more like nutsacks.

9:03 PM  
Blogger Sandouri Dean Bey said...

Yup, the ancient Greeks thought so too. I believe that orchids owe their name from the Greek for testicles.

Nice to hear from you :)

11:15 PM  

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