Monday, May 21, 2012

Yellow Lady Slippers

The Yellow Lady’s Slipper( Cypripedium parviflorum) are in bloom.  I took these photos on May 19, 2012.

They seem shorter this year..that could be due to the lack of moisture.

Chance and The Lady Slippers

We have a wire cage around them to discourage the deer.

peek a boo blooms May 19

This bloom is playing peek a boo..

Yello Lady Slipper May 19

This one is unfurled…in all it’s glory.  This is just one of forty-two species of native orchids in Minnesota:)

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26 comments:

  1. They are going ot look beautifil when in full bloom.Lovely photos. Papa and I just did loads of our flower planting yesterday . I love getting my hand in the dirt and planting . Have a good day .

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  2. Gorgeous. Love the way it looks unfurling, like some cosmic egg...

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  3. Your favorite flower! You use an earlier year's photo on your profile, and I've read about it here before. It's very unique and beautiful.

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  4. I do love our native orchids. Several clumps are blooming in my garden. As with all these plants they are getting harder and harder to find in the wild here..... Your close upare fantastic. :)

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  5. It is a very beautiful flower. Wish we had some here in WI.

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  6. I adore these pictures, Connie. Our neighbors tulips seemed shorter than usual this year, also.

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  7. Lovely, we don't have anything like that right around here. Maybe up in the alpine meadows.

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  8. I love when you show those beautiful Lady Slippers. I don't think I've ever seen any around here in NJ, and we're The Garden State!
    Peace,
    Muff

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  9. Loved seeing the flower uncurl and bloom!

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  10. They are lovely, and so delicate.

    Supposed to be some around here, will have to take a look.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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  11. Too bad all the rain we've been getting hasn't made it over to you. :(
    We're not that far apart and yet you got lots more snow than we did this winter.
    Mother Nature is a fickle one. ;)

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  12. I never thought of Lady Slippers as a type of orchid. They are beautiful. And Chance is looking handsome, as usual. :)

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  13. Unusual and interesting flower. Nothing at all like that around here. Too cold and dry, I guess.

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  14. Stunning! Wish we had these.

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  15. Magnificent beauty sweetie. This is one I'm void in.

    God bless and have a glorious week sweetie!!! :o)

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  16. I don't have any of these in my yard. I wonder if I could get them going in my little woodland garden.

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  17. Beautiful!! I had the chance to see them in the wild up there, when my son lived in Kelliher. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Awesome! They are really pretty. Thanks for the pictures! :o)

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  19. Yellow lady slippers are one of my favorites. Ours won't be out for another three weeks.

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  20. Do you dance around clapping your hands from pure delight and joy when you see these? I would.

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  21. Nice shots. I've never seen one of these.

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  22. For years I thought the only orchids were the tropical ones. I was pleased to discover there are orchids in the midwest. I have never seen a yellow one but I have been told there are large masses of them not far from Lake Erie where we bird.

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  23. 42 species? Wow! I did not know they were of the orchid family but now that you mention it..they certainly look like it. They're beautiful and I love the yellow. That's amazing and I had never heard of the fern leaf peony either and I lived in Iowa for over 20 years. You sure know your plants and fauna and the Latin names to boot!

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