Steve And Muffin’s Wildflowers #41.

Hi everyone, Happy Friday! Today we have the third in our group of large orchids, this time the “Showy Lady’s Slipper”. This is a very beautiful wild orchid that grows from 10 to 27 inches (25 to 67.5cm) tall. The flower itself is about 2 inches (5cm) long. The pink color can vary from light to dark and some flowers are pure white. This is also an old picture that I had since they seem to be totally gone from our area now. They will grow in shade or full sun and bloom from June to July. They seem to prefer more open habitat than the other lady’s slippers as long as there is abundant moisture. They will grow in moist fields, woodland openings, even in ditches along roads and highways. But they will also grow in heavily shaded areas of moist woods and bogs. In Canada these can be found from Saskatchewan to the east coast and in the US from Minnesota to Arkansas and across to the east coast. We’ll be back next week with more wildflowers to share, have a great weekend everyone and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2021 Steve McLeod.

187 Comments on “Steve And Muffin’s Wildflowers #41.

  1. I wonder if there is a Steve Slipper out there somewhere??πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ€­πŸ€­πŸ€­πŸ€­πŸ€­πŸ€­πŸ€­ They like wet damp areas! They would be perfect for you!!πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Good Morning Steve!😁

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  2. The orchid is more vibrant than the yellow ones ! Good shots ! β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ™‚πŸ˜»πŸ“·πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈβ˜€οΈ

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    • I like this one the best, just too bad they can’t be found around here anymore. Thanks so much!πŸ˜€πŸ˜ΊπŸŒžπŸ“·

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    • Unfortunately beautiful flowers tend to get picked a lot, these won’t rebloom if they get picked. Also it means without a flower it produces no seeds, they rely heavily on reseeding to keep a thriving population going. So over time they keep getting less and less until they are gone. These were never as common as the yellow and pink varieties to begin with, though in our neighbor province of Manitoba they are still quite common in places.

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