Sunday, May 29, 2016

Lesser Yellow Ladys-slipper

The smallest Yellow Lady’s Slipper is blooming.

Tiniest Yelow Ladys Slippers

We saw one clump on a local road.  So we stopped for the photo op.

Littlest Lady Slipper

Cypripedium parviflorum var. makasin or Small Yellow Lady’s-slipper.

They are the first of the native Orchids to bloom.  Most of the time I am too late for a good photo of them.  This slipper is small 3/4 to 1 1/4 inches long at the slipper or bowl part.

This time of year you have to be quite observant to find them as they blend in with the Dandy’s that are blooming it the ditch.

It is a Native to Minnesota Wildflower.

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17 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos; I'm glad you spotted them and stopped for pics!

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  2. So beautiful. I love the twisty reddish bits. Are they sepals or part of the flower? I've seen the twisty bits on other orchids.

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    1. The twisty parts are lateral petals, the sepals are the upright structure that descends behind the slipper.

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  3. They sure are pretty. I always think of you when I see any lady's slipper. :-)

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  4. It's such a well-named flower! Not everyone is lucky enough to have seen them.

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  5. I've never lived anywhere that these have bloomed...they are really beautiful.

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  6. Stunning! I wish they grew here.

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  7. They are beautiful and I'm sure we don't have them. I really like your new header.

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  8. The yellow lady slipper is one of my favorites. I guess it's time to look for it although it seems pretty early.

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  9. I adore the flowers that grow there!

    Linda

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  10. Oh, oh, oh! So beautiful! I wish I could find lady slippers in the wild. It has been such a long time since I have found any.

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  11. Beautiful flag header! Thanks for taking the pictures of the yellow Lady Slipper. So delicate and hard to find. I have never seen one outside of pictures.

    Shirley H.

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  12. Those flowers are so pretty! Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed reading about your dad and the WDAY Honor Flight, especially Day two. It was very touching. I'm so glad he was there.

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  13. Oh, those are so cute!! :) Glad you caught the pics.

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  14. I grew up in Manitoba where apparently there are at least 6 distinct species of Lady's Slipper although I only remember seeing the yellow one. It is exquisite.

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  15. I remember seeing them along the hill next to Lake Pokegama.The are pretty and small compared to those others that are yet to come.

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