While wandering around, they found another orchid, this one quite unusual for the area: the pink ladyslipper (pink lady's slipper, moccasin flower). The species is relatively abundant in Canada but occurs more in pine forests rather than deciduous (or mixed deciduous like is found on my parents' property). They were kind enough to send me photographs so that I could write a blog post about them, so today's photos were taken by guest photographers!
|Cypripedium acaule with leaves - note the paired basal leaves and the lack of leaves on the stalk|
|Cypripedium acaule front view|
|Cypripedium acaule side view|
|Cypripedium acaule front view - close - note the fine hairs (trichomes) on the petals and sepals|
|Cypripedium acaule bottom view|
Many thanks to my guest photographers for the gorgeous shots!