Sunday Snapshots – Showy Lady’s Slipper

Showy Lady's Slipper (Cypripedium reginae) at Purdon Conservation Area

This afternoon, as part of our Father’s Day weekend family get-together, my parents, youngest sister and I visited Purdon Conservation Area to see the display of Showy Lady’s Slipper (Cypripedium reginae). I’ve seen other lady’s slipper orchids before in the wild, but had never encountered this species, sometimes felt to be the prettiest of the Cypripediums. While I’ll reserve judgement on this latter statement, they were very beautiful, and seeing so many in one relatively small area was incredible.

My mom wrote about Showy Lady’s Slippers when she visited Purdon two years ago – you can read more about the orchids at her blog.

Showy Lady's Slipper (Cypripedium reginae) at Purdon Conservation Area

Showy Lady's Slipper (Cypripedium reginae) at Purdon Conservation Area

Showy Lady's Slipper (Cypripedium reginae) at Purdon Conservation Area

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3 responses to “Sunday Snapshots – Showy Lady’s Slipper

  1. lovely set of photos.

  2. Seabrook — Good post on Showy Lady’s Slippers. I read your bio and was taken by your determination to follow your bliss. You would be a great person to give lectures to young women that don’t know how to tackle their passions. — barbara

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