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.
We have a wire cage around them to discourage the deer.
This bloom is playing peek a boo..
This one is unfurled…in all it’s glory. This is just one of forty-two species of native orchids in Minnesota:)