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Sparrow's-egg Lady's-slipper - Cypripedium passerinum by Leslie van de Ligt

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Sparrow’s-egg Lady’s-slipper – Cypripedium passerinu
Mount Lorrette Ponds, Kananaskis, Alberta Canada
Canon Rebel XSI, Canon 18 – 55mm
VIEW LARGE(thanks John)

Sparrow’s-egg Lady’s-slipper is a perennial with leafy stems reaching up to 35 cm high and arising from slender, creeping rhizomes. The 3-5 broadly lance-shaped leaves reach up to 15 cm long and clasp the stem; the herbage is covered with long, soft hairs and is usually somewhat sticky. The one or two flowers are subtended by a leafy bract which is longer than the inflorescence. The sepals are green and 10-16 mm long, and the upper is longer than the lower two. The petals are white; the lower is pouch-like with purple spots on the inside, and the other two resemble the sepals but are shorter. The erect capsule is ovoid and bears thousands of tiny seeds.

Flowering in late June-early August.

Mossy, moist, or seepy places in coniferous forests, often on calcareous substrates.

I am an amateur photographer from Sherwood Park, Alberta Canada.
Love scenery, wildlife and anything that catches my eye as being unique. Have a Canon Rebel XSI with a 100mm – 400mm Lens that allows me to get some wonderful captures!

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  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 3 years ago

    What a beautiful little flower, Leslie! A great find and capture. We’ve got the regular Lady’s Slipper down this way, but I’ve yet to come across one. One of these days…. :o)

  • Many thanks my friend. My first of the species and I hope more to come. I wish this comes for you next season. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Robin Webster
    Robin Websterover 3 years ago

    This is lovely Leslie! Such a beautiful delicate bloom so wonderfully captured!

  • Thank you very much Robin. This is a new field for me and I am enjoying it. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithover 3 years ago

    Need to view large,…..Excellent capture,…

  • Thanks so much for the amazing comment John. I even added view larger thanks too you/ hank you so much. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsover 3 years ago

    Sis this is beautiful and I think I know where you took it. Could you please add the location? LOL

  • Thanks Sis. I loved these little ones. Locations was added. LOLLOL :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • CanyonWind
  • Pops, Many thanks for the Feature and Banner. Both are so greatly appreciated. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroover 3 years ago

    Very lovely! Beautiful image! Congratulations on your feature!

  • Glenn Thank you so Very Much my friend. Truly Appreciated!! :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture…love the soft colors Leslie

  • Thanks so much for the lovely comment and The Banner Larry. Both are appreciated. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Thanks so much Ray! :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Jessica Dzupina
    Jessica Dzupinaover 3 years ago

  • The banner is appreciated Jessica!

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 3 years ago

    Lovely find and presentation

  • Kala thank you for the comment. So appreciated…. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

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