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Photo by Erik W. L. Anderson - Pink Lady Slipper (aka stemless ladyslipper, moccasin flower, lady's slipper orchids, two leaved lady's slipper) Cypripedium acaule.

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 25th, 2011 - Report by John Silliman

I took a trip down the Granite River (Entry Point 57 - Magnetic Lake) today and found many interesting flowers. The newest and most spectacular of the flowers were the wood lilies I saw by Little Rock Falls. There were also pink lady’s slippers, smooth hawkweeds, orange hawkweeds, wild roses, pale corydalis, and yarrows.

Amy, the other Naturalist, and I have compiled a list of all the flowers in the area:

Bluebead Lily
Wild Sarsaparilla
Red Baneberry
White Baneberry
Rose Twisted Stalk
Pink Lady’s Slipper
Orange Hawkweed
Smooth Hawkweed
Bird’s Foot Trefoil
Red Clover
White Clover
Ox-eye Daisy
Yellow Pond Lily
Pale Corydalis
Virgin’s Bower
Labrador Tea
Wood Lily
Star Flower
Twin Flower
Field Pussytoes
Pink Pyrola
Nodding Trillium
White Campion
Bladder Campion
Common Chickweed

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