FEATURED in ONE SINGLE FLOWER ON DISPLAY, in RETIRED AND HAPPY, in WILDFLOWERS OF THE WORLD, in WILDFLOWERS OF NORTH AMERICA, in NATURE’S PAINTBRUSH, in CLOSE-UPS IN NATURE and in 60 AND BEYOND
Lady’s-slipper orchids are native to temperate and colder regions of the Northern Hemisphere.
Common names include slipper orchid, lady’s slipper, mocassin flower, camel’s foot, squirrel foot, steeple cap, Venus’ shoes and whippoorwill shoe. An abbreviation used in trade journals is ‘Cyp’.
The genus has a long history of use, dating back 2,500 years to the Far East, where they were used medicinally
This one was photographed at the Mount Cuba Nature Preserve in delaware (USA)
100 VIEWS as of 04/03/2012
200 VIEWS as of 08/26/2012
544 VIEWS as of 03/11/2013