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.