Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Wordless Wednesday 181: Lady's Slippers

The small white lady's slipper is a member of the orchid family, and a Wisconsin threatened species. With lady's slippers, it's a blink-and-you've-missed-them situation. I was lucky to catch them as they started to bloom May 22, 2015. A week later they were already dying off.














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8 comments:

Alice Audrey said...

So that's why they call them Lady's Slippers. Kind of makes me think of Minnie Mouse.

Heather said...

Alice: I take you you've never seen them before? And you're right -- they do look a bit like Minnie's footwear.

PlantPostings said...

Great find! I've so rarely seen them in the wild, but when it happens, it's a real treat!

Heather said...

Thanks, Beth! I missed them last year, so was happy to see them twice this spring. ☺

NC Sue said...

It's been years since I've seen lady's slippers!
Thanks for sharing your photos at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/07/get-peek-at-those-cute-little-feet.html

Forgetfulone said...

Very cool! I don't think I've ever seen those, Pretty!

Jana said...

So pretty!

Heather said...

Thanks, Jana! I only wish they didn't have such a short bloom time. Two weeks and they're done! :-(