Large Yellow Lady's Slipper by Vickie Emms

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Photographed at Caddy Lake, Whiteshell Provincial Park, Manitoba, Canada
Canon EOS Rebel XTi; Canon 100mm macro lens (AS IS)

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The large yellow lady’s-slipper begins blooming in late May or in early June and can still be found in blossom as late as mid-July in cool wet sphagnum bogs of the North. Habitats are forest openings and forest edges including roadside ditches throughout much of the southern half of Manitoba.
The flowers of this species vary tremendously. The petals and sepals can range in colour from a pale yellow, to greenish yellow with red streaks or spots, to a deep burgundy red. Petals may vary in length, and in the degree of twist, with some completely flat ( formerly thought to be a separate variety) . Plants range in size from a paltry 10cms to others with double flowered stems that stand up to 60cms high. The popularity of this orchid has contributed to a serious decline in numbers
over the years as this flower has been over-picked and moved from its natural habitat to the flower beds of many gardeners.
Ask any Manitoban to name a native orchid and they will most often name the yellow lady’s slipper. The wide distribution of this orchid and its bright, showy flower has contributed to this familiarity. In our province we have two varieties of the yellow lady’s slipper; the large yellow lady’s slipper(var. pubescens ) and the small yellow lady’s slipper (var. makasin).
This species is threatened in Manitoba.
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Self taught photographer enjoying retirement in travel and meeting fellow members of Redbubble.

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  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsalmost 3 years ago

  • Dlouise
    Dlouisealmost 3 years ago

    Excellent capture and great info Vickie,,,love it!!!

  • many many thanks D!!

    – Vickie Emms

  • Monica M. Scanlan
    Monica M. Scanlanalmost 3 years ago

  • Wow, how cool is that. I just uploaded it.
    So many thanks dear friend. This is very appreciated :-))

    – Vickie Emms

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconalmost 3 years ago

    Wow!! Vickie, this is so beautiful!! What a gorgeous orchid! I’d love to see these some day too!!

  • many thanks Blair. I knew you would like this. They are so fresh and just out right now. You would need to be here now to see them. However they do last for a couple of weeks here and there. I looked for the Blue Flag Iris on the weekend and they are in bud in Whiteshell (my known place to find them). Will be waiting for those now.

    – Vickie Emms

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 3 years ago


  • thank you so much Lori

    – Vickie Emms

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 3 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL work…they are so pretty Vickie

  • thanks very much Larry

    – Vickie Emms

  • CanyonWind
  • Thank you SO MUCH Pops, for this wonderful honor.

    – Vickie Emms

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alalmost 3 years ago

    Great capture Vickie. They are well named.

  • I love this time of year when the Slippers are blooming. Next come the pink/white ones. They are so beautiful. Many thanks for your kind visit

    – Vickie Emms

  • Leslie van de Ligt
    Leslie van de ...almost 3 years ago

    These are just gorgeous Sis. Such a gorgeous color and they look perfect. An instant fave :>)) Leslie

  • thank you sis, glad you like. Thanks also for the fave

    – Vickie Emms

  • RickDavis
    RickDavisalmost 3 years ago

    Hi Vickie,,,I love yellow flowers and blooms and this is beautiful. So perfectly clear.


  • thank you so much Rick. Glad you like

    – Vickie Emms

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