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Featured in Wildflowers of North America on October 14th, 2011.
Featured in Northern Ontario on February 24th, 2010.
Featured in Top Shelf Wildlife & Nature Art on February 14th, 2010.
Spotlight of the Week in Wildflowers of North America on February 13th, 2010.
Featured in Only Orchids! on January 7th, 2010.

A close-up image of a group of Pink Lady’s Slipper (Cypripedium acaule) orchids in a brightly sunlit forest.

Captured in Neys Provincial Park in on the shores of Lake Superior in northern Ontario.

Taken with a Canon Rebel XSi using an 18-55mm lens.

Viewed 774 times as of December 1st, 2010.

Cypripedium acaule is a member of the orchid genus Cypripedium. Members of this genus are commonly referred to as lady’s slipper orchids.
In Canada and other regions of North America, the Pink Lady’s Slipper is also known as the Mocassin Flower due to the resemblance of it’s blossom to native american footwear.
First described in 1700, Cypripedium acaule is commonly referred to as the Pink Lady’s Slipper. The Pink Lady’s Slipper is the provincial flower of Prince Edward Island, Canada. In Nova Scotia, Canada it is considered endangered and is protected by law.

If the plant’s blossom does not cycle through, it will not regenerate; for this reason, it is recommended that the flower not be picked.

I am an amateur photographer living in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

I enjoy photographing the wonders of the world around me; whether that means capturing images of animals and wildlife, scenic natural landscapes, or man-made wonders.

I travel all over Canada in pursuit of this passion and my dream is to one day be able to do this full-time.

Thank you for your interest in my work,
Alyce Taylor

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Comments

  • NatureGreeting Cards ©ccwri
    NatureGreeting...almost 5 years ago

    Gorgeous!! I love the wild orchids!! These are lovely!!!!!!

  • Thanx!

    – Alyce Taylor

  • NatureGreeting Cards ©ccwri
    NatureGreeting...almost 5 years ago

    Please add this to Spring Glorious Spring group

  • Hi…I don’t believe it qualifies for that group since it was taken in July

    – Alyce Taylor

  • NatureGreeting Cards ©ccwri
    NatureGreeting...almost 5 years ago

    WOW! thaats really strange, ours bloom may to june!!

  • The pic was taken in Northern Ontario, Canada…where are you located?

    – Alyce Taylor

  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawalmost 5 years ago

    What a stunning shot this is.
    xx

  • Thanx again Anna!

    – Alyce Taylor

  • NatureGreeting Cards ©ccwri
    NatureGreeting...almost 5 years ago

    Hi Alyce, I live in Arkansas, and not sure of your spring season :)) i love the orchids, they are soo beautiful, and love the way you captured these with the light in the forest b/g. Do you have the Showy Pink Orchids in Ontario, as well?
    I am sad to say that the Pink, and the Showy have been extenct in Arkansas forest, we only have the Yellow Indian Mocassin’s, and they are in real trouble, so I am very passionant about them :))) Carolyn

  • Hi Carolyn…thanx for the comments. I’ve only ever seen the pink one’s in Ontario and I don’t live there anymore…I moved to Alberta recently. Apparently the yellow indian mocassin’s grow here but I haven’t found them yet but I’ll give it a good try in the spring ;) Not sure if the showy grow here.
    Alyce

    – Alyce Taylor

  • Jonice
    Jonicealmost 5 years ago

    Congrats to you on your feature!

  • Thanx Jonice!

    – Alyce Taylor

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconalmost 5 years ago

    Gorgeous shot Alyce!! Beautifullly captured and informative description!

  • Thanx Blair!

    – Alyce Taylor

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsalmost 5 years ago

    this is a great shot of the Moccasin Flower Alyce, I think I will miss the bloom again this spring since I’ll be in Waterton, now which do I want more:-))

  • Apparently yellow ones grow in Alberta from May to July so you might just get lucky and see them while you are in Waterton…I haven’t seen any yet but then again I moved here in July of last year ;)

    – Alyce Taylor

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsalmost 5 years ago

    The yellow ones are abundant here in Manitoba, and I’ll miss those too, but the Moccasin’s are rare here.

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsalmost 5 years ago


    Congratulations Alyce, please see the homepage of the group to read my comment!

  • Thanks so much for the spotlight of the week Vickie and your wonderful comments! It is greatly appreciated!

    – Alyce Taylor

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