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Pink Lady Slipper (aka stemless ladyslipper, moccasin flower, lady's slipper orchids, two leaved lady's slipper) Cypripedium acaule.  Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid) Habitat: Woods edges Height: 12-24 inches Flower size: 1 inch across Flower color: pink Origin:  Native


June 26th, 2002 - Report by Lorraine Anderson


Found blooming in Cook County, Minnesota by Lorraine Anderson (Be sure to check out the past reports linked at the right as well!)


Today we decided to be Bog Seekers, but first we checked the Arbutus Road. to see if the Gay Wings were still blooming. We didn't see any there but went to the Lima Mountain Road. and found quite a few and saw our first Linnea of the year. The bog on Lima Grade was almost all done. We went into our "secret" road to see if the trucks had left us any Moccasin-flowers, (Pink Lady's-Slipper) We were very excited, we saw between 20 & 30 beautiful flowers.
Then to the highlight of the day. We went to the "Limbo Beach Bog" (halfway between town & Paradise) We stopped at the third road and walked to the bog. It was wet so we wore boots or old shoes. We saw Bog Buckbean, Bog Rosemary, Pitcher plants and best of all Arethusa (Dragon's Mouth). The day was warm and the mosquito's and black flies weren't bad but the regular or cluster flies were terrible and the tent caterpillars have been Very Busy. We ate at the base of the east #14.
We saw 2 beautiful, wet moose.
"Natures Garden" (Yellow & Orange Hawkweed and Daisy's) were appearing here & there.

What we saw this week:

Arethusa or Dragon's Mouth - Arethusa bulbosa ***

Bindweed, Upright - Convolvulus spithamaeus
Bluebell, (Tall Lungwort) - Mertensia paniculata

Blue-eyed Grass - Sisyrinchium (mucronatum?)

Buckbean, Bog - Minyanthes trifoliata
Bunchberry - Cornus canadensis
Buttercup, Tall or Common - Ranunculus acris
Caraway - Carum carvi

Chickweed, Field - Cerastium arvense
Clintonia (Blue-bead Lily) - Clintonia borealis
Clover, Alsike - Trifolium hybridum
Columbine (Honeysuckle - Aquilegia canadensis
Cress, Comon Winter - Barbarea vulgaris
Dandelion, Common - Taraxacum officinale
Daisy, Ox-eye - Chrysanthemum leucanthemum
Gaywings (Fringed Polygala) - Polygala paucifolia
Geranium, Wild - Geranium maculatum
Hawkweed, Orange - Hieracium aurantiacum
Hawkweed, Yellow - Hieracium scabrum
Laurel, Pale (Bog) - Kalmia polifolia
Lily-of-the Valley. Wild - Maianthemum canadense
Lily, Small Yellow Pond - Nuphar microphyllum

Linnea, Twinflower - Linnea borealis *
Lupine, Garden - Lupinus polyphyllus
Mertensia, (Bluebells) - Mertinsia paniculata
Moccasin-flower, Pink or Stemless Lady's Slipper - Cypripedium acaule **

Parsnip, Cow - Heracleum maximum

Pea, Beach - Lathyrus japonicus

Pitcher-plant - Sarracenia purpurea
Polygala, Fringed - Polygala paucifolia
Pussytoes, Field - Antennaria neglecta
Rose, Wild - Rosa
Sarsaparilla, Wild or Smooth - Aralia nudicaulis
Silverweed - Potentilla anserina
Solomon's-Seal, False - Smilacina racemosa
Solomon's-Seal, Three-leaved - Smilacina trifolia
Sorrel, Sheep or Common - Rumex acetosella
Starflower - Trientalis borealis
Strawberry, Common - Fragaria virginiana
Trefoil, Birdsfoot - Lotus corniculatus

Twinflower - Linnea borealis *
Twisted-Stalk, Rose - Streptopus roseus
Vetchling, Pale - Lathyrus ochroleucus
Vetch, Purple - Vica americana

Blooming Trees and Shrubs:

Ash, Mountain, American
Bog Rosemary - Andromeda glaucophylla
Cherry, Pin - Prunus pennsylvanica
Chokecherry - Prunus virginiana
Dogwood, Red-osier - Cornus stolonifera
Honeysuckle, Tartarian - Lonicera tatarica

Honeysuckle Bine - Lonicera hirsuta
Labrador Tea - Ledum groenlandicum
Maple, Moose or Mountain - Acer spicatuma
Thimbleberry - Rubus parviflorus


* My Favorites this week

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