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A member of the Orchid Family, this beautiful flower is widespread but never common. You may be tempted to transplant lady’s-slippers to your garden, but please leave them for others to enjoy. Orchid roots grow with special fungi that help them take nutrients from the soil. If the orchid’s specific fungus does not grow in your garden, neither can the orchid.The unusual flowers are designed to trap insects. Bees and flies enter easily through the mouth of the slipper, but once inside they slide down smooth , steep ,walls. Eventually , they discover a hairy strip and follow it out , but along the way they must first hit the stigma (female part ) and then pick up a sticky clump of pollen from the male part.This image was taken near McMunn, Manitoba, Canada.

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  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsalmost 5 years ago

    gorgeous photography!

  • Hope Ledebur
    Hope Ledeburalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture! …Hope

  • Thx much Hope!

    – fortner

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsalmost 5 years ago


    Congratulations Ray!

  • Thankyou very much Vickie !! You’ve made it all worthwhile.

    – fortner

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 4 years ago

    A very lovely flower
    Would you like to add to Endangered or Vulnerable plants group

  • I certainly would Kala, thx much for the invitation !!

    – fortner

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 4 years ago

  • Thanks for the feature Kala , much appreciated !!!!!

    – fortner

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsabout 3 years ago

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