The Yellow Lady’s Slipper was well worth the walk down the back drive.
She is a little lonely this year, it was a tough winter. Last year we had seven blooms and this year only one.
She is a beauty. Her real name is Cypripedium parviflorum. This is just one of the 42 species of native orchids in Minnesota.
At least one survived and she will spread her pepper like seeds and hopefully they will fall on the special fungus that they need to survive and grow and in 20 years or so there will be more orchids.