The Lady’s Slippers are blooming right on time. Father’s Day to July 1st is their time.
Along our driveway the Yellow Lady’s Slipper ( Cypripedium parviflorum) is blooming. There are five blooms this year, most are in the heavy brush/poison ivy. This one is near the road. Sadly another plant in that area succumbed to my Poison Ivy Spray. Sometimes I am a bit agressive with that spray in my attempts to rid of the woods of Poison Ivy…thirty lashes with a wet noodle for me.
This is the second year that our Yellow Slippers over in the wildflower gardens have not bloomed…lots of foliage but no blooms.
The Minnesota State Flower is also in bloom. Showy Lady’s Slipper or Cypripedium reginae.
These are over on Ashley’s Road. The clumps there seem to get larger every year.
We are fortunate to live in an area where the Native Wildflowers are found along many of the roads and highways.