The smallest Yellow Lady’s Slipper is blooming.
We saw one clump on a local road. So we stopped for the photo op.
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.