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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


July 2nd, 2011 - Report by John Silliman

There are many great wildflowers on the Gunflint Trail this week. We still have some of the pink lady’s slipper in places, but there are also have some fascinating new plants such as the one-flowered wintergreen.

One thing to note is the start of the fruit season. Many of the strawberries are ready, and the Saskatoon berries, blueberries, bunchberries, and dewberries are very close to being ripe.

The list below is a compilation of the flowers I have seen throughout our area in the last week:

Bluebead Lily
Wild Sarsaparilla
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
Purple Virgin’s Bower
Labrador Tea
Wood Lily
Star Flower
Twin Flower
Field Pussytoes
Pink Pyrola
Nodding Trillium
White Campion
Bladder Campion
Common Chickweed
Spreading Dogbane
Wild Rose
Red Osier Dogwood

White Pea
Purple Pea
Black Medick
Northern Bush Honeysuckle
Fly Honeysuckle
Hairy Honeysuckle
One-flowered Wintergreen

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