MN state flower

Coon Rapids, MN(Zone 4b)

We were driving along yesterday near Itasca State Park, and I insisted my husband stop the car so I could get a closer look at the showy lady slipper (Cypripedium reginae) growing in the ditches along the roadways. They were abundant.

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Coon Rapids, MN(Zone 4b)

A couple more pics.

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Josephine, Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

Wow!! those are beautiful!!

Lucketts, VA(Zone 7a)

What a treat, I have encountered them in the wild only a couple times in my entire life.

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