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.