Saturday, June 19, 2021

MY LADY SLIPPER FIX

      A few days ago I had my annual yellow lady slipper (Cyptipedium calceonus) fix. Yellow lady slippers are one of my favorite wild flowers. Yellow lady slippers are quite common and can grow on some very poor soils.

      Some people think that the yellow lady slipper is scarce. Yellow lady slippers are doing well. People, including me, have transplanted yellow lady slippers and spread them around. All those I've transplanted have done well. Some kinds of lady slippers are not abundant. 

     So I visited my favorite spot for yellow lady slippers and here's what I saw. Enlarge these photos for a better view. 










46 comments:

  1. I’m not sure I’ve seen these around here. I’ll be on the lookout now. You got some good pictures. Interesting name too.

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    1. I'm not sure what the range of the yellow lady slipper is. check that out before you go looking. I would imagine that they were in Montana.

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  2. Thank you for sharing these lovely photos! I have never seen lady slippers where I live. Maybe I need to go out in the woods to find them? I think you and Far Side are the only ones I know that share pictures of these pretty flowers.

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    1. I have never thought about the range of yellow lady slippers. Check it out before you go looking for them.

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  3. Funny, I don't know these flowers.

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    1. I don't think these would be native in Europe.

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  4. I don't think they will fit on Jean's feet. Besides, I suspect she would prefer fluffy pink slippers.

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    1. Yes, a different size that's for sure.

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  5. The Lady slippers are so pretty, I like the Yellow color. We find the pink lady slippers here in the forest next to our home. Have a great day and a happy new week!

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    1. We have three species of lady slipper but the others are somewhat rare.

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  6. This doesn't look familiar to me. I'll have to pay more attention on my walks and see if I notice this plant.

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  7. Ours are pink and peaking right now. But when I say ours, the best site is almost an hour away, so I am going to give it a miss this year.

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    1. We have three species here. the other two are very small.

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  8. So tiny and beautiful.

    I don’t go into areas where they grow here. So pretty though.

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    1. In spite of their brilliant color you can walk right by them and miss them.

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  9. They are quite beautiful. I see why you love them. I'm going to google around to see where they grow. Thank you for photographing these beauties.

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    1. I've never thought about what their range might be.

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  10. They are beautiful and I am so grateful to people like you who spread them around so more people can enjoy them. The last lady slipper I saw was years ago, it was a pink one.

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    1. We have three species but the other two are small and hard to find.

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  11. We had lady slippers in the marshy woods where I grew up ( about 20 miles north of NYC). Beautiful... And protected.

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    1. Some species of lady slippers prefer wet boggy areas.

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    2. Jack in the pulpits and swamp cabbages too!

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  12. Pretty! I don't think I've ever seen a lady's slipper, though I've read about them.

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  13. Thanks for the photos. I don't think we have them a round where I live, even though we have plenty of poor soil.

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    1. I have no idea what the range of yellow lady slippers would be.

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  14. So pretty! I love lady slippers of any color.

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    1. Lady slippers have a very different shape than most blooms.

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  15. Very pretty flower, I never heard of them before.

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    1. I don't think they are native in Europe.

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    1. We have many native species but much of the land has been developed so habitat has been destroyed.

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  17. Wonderful flower! My mother had a big clump.

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    1. Sometimes they have a bad year and you see very few. this looks like a good year.

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  18. Lady slippers are a beautiful flower! Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Very pretty!! Happy Father's Day Red!

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    1. I always think of you when I go out to find yellow lady slippers. and then there's that carving I have on my wall!

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  20. How lovely!
    We've 7 pink ones. C'est tout!
    I think the not knowing about a diagnosis is the worst. That was a wise thought.

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  21. I miss seeing them. Thanks for sharing yours!

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  22. The Lady Slippers are so unusual. So pretty. Poppy found a few pink ones growing in the woods a few years ago. He brought me one and I tried to get it to grow in the yard but it died. I worried over that for a long time, wishing we had left it in the woods where it was happy. So sorry the wind took down your big favorite tree. What a shame.

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  23. I like seeing the yellow ones. They are a magical flower.

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  24. Thank you for sharing these pretty flowers. I love seeing wildflowers in other areas. Hmmm...There's not a lot of wildflowers around here, but I think I'll keep a look out.

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