During their two-day botanical hunt, the group felt fortunate and thrilled to have seen seventeen different species of orchids, from the small twayblade, Listera australis, to the large and regal lady's-slipper, Cypripedium reginae.
For instance, the familiar lady's-slippers (among the showiest of our native species) and pink lady's-slipper are commonly found in acid soils of pine and oak forests across the state.
Lessard said, "My dad told me that to pick a lady's-slipper is like killing a mockingbird.
Franklin builder Robert McKie, a principal in Old Oxford Realty Partners, said, "I don't know anything about lady's-slippers.
In this country alone, the lady's-slipper
orchid now only exists in the wild in one location in Northamptonshire and the beautiful and rare oxlip can only be found wild in five woods in East Anglia.
Northern, Franklin's or Sparrow's Egg Lady's-Slipper
All the previously mentioned orchids do like to dry out between waterings, but again there are other orchids, such as the lady's-slipper
(Paphiopedilum), which generally like being kept evenly moist (not sopping wet) in its east window.
was one of only two growing in England.
Eleven species of slippers grow in North America, including five species found in New York State: the pink lady's-slipper
or moccasin flower, the yellow, the ram's head, the showy and the small white lady's-slipper
Where can you find the rams-head lady's-slipper
in Clinton County?
Flower biology of the Lady's-slippers
What do you get if you dig up wild lady's-slippers
for house plants or for transplanting in your home garden?