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Arkansas Wild Native Orchid

ORCHID FAMILY Lady’s slippers are a genus, Cypripedium, of flowers belonging to the orchid family, Orchidaceae, and distinguished by their slipper-shaped pouches (modified labellums), which function by trapping insects so that they are forced to climb up past the staminode, behind which they collect or deposit pollinia.

Ladies Slipper, also called Indian Moccasin
The lady’s slipper is known in the United States of America as the moccasin flower, from its resemblance to a shoe or moccasin.

These gorgeous Orchids take 7 years from seed to bloom.
Because of logging, and population these flowers are loosing ground fast, and are at the brink of extinction!
Most are found only in protected areas, and in national forest. This one is preserved on a 10 acre plot of rich forest land I purchased in 1993 just for the preservation of its flora, and fauna.

Never, ever pick one if you do see it in the wild, and never try to transplant it. It most suredly will die!!

Blooms mid-spring in NW Arkansas, approx bloom size 2 inches from top to bottom, and the entire plant is around 12 inches tall.

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Comments

  • sweetdesign
    sweetdesignabout 6 years ago

    I think this plant is fascinating! Great shot!

  • mikrin
    mikrinabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful capture!!!

  • DottieDees
    DottieDeesabout 6 years ago

    Wonderful shot!

  • ©FoxfireGallery / FloorOne Photography
    ©FoxfireGaller...about 6 years ago

    Stunning shot, love the detail and the background. Well done

  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansabout 6 years ago

    Lovely capture

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökabout 6 years ago

    Outstanding image Carolyn!

  • Freelancer
    Freelancerabout 6 years ago

    Amazingly beautiful photo!

  • PrairieRose
    PrairieRoseabout 6 years ago

    Gorgeous macro…….really well done!

  • Clive
    Cliveabout 6 years ago

    Great shot Carolyn, just bursting out with beauty

  • amarica
    amaricaabout 6 years ago

    Gorgeous capture Hun!!!

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