Saturday, May 22, 2010

Precious Pink Lady Slipper

I love my lady slippers, I can't say enough about them, they're gorgeous, perfect and beautiful. They are protected due in part of it's flower formation, aka the slipper. You's easy for a hungry bug to climb in the slipper but hard for it to get out thereby pollinating the world with slippers. The inner lips of the slipper is a trap that generally lead to death of the insect, this is after the disappointment of not finding very much pollen either.

The lady slipper has a life span of 20 years to reproduce an offspring. It withers and dies. In it's native land every hillside is covered with a sea of pink and white. Yellow is rarest.

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And remember to not pick the slippers! C&G Design

Words and photos by Dawn,C&G Design.


Shelia said...

This is so lovely! I don't think I've ever seen a Lady Slipper in person. Thanks for the info and Happy Pink Saturday.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lola said...

That is a great looking slipper. I've never seen a pink one, only white.
Happy Pink Saturday.

Jean said...

Oh they are so pretty. I have not seen one in the wild for years. You are lucky to have them on your land. I sure would love to see a whole hillside of em. What is their native land.

Lola, I think pink is the color we have the most of up here.

Protector of Vintage said...

Beautiful!! I wish I had some.

nannykim said...

We used to see these in Ct when i was a kid. I very much enjoyed this post!

CC said...

What a beautiful flower..I've never seen one for real I don't believe.. it's so sweet. Happy Pinks and have a lovely weekend.

Rebecca said...

Oh my gosh....I did NOT know this about the LS! I'm not even sure I've ever seen one in person.


Happy Pink Saturday!


tina said...

I love them too because they remind me of growing up and finding them in the woods. Takes me back. Even then I knew they were special. Must be spring there? How's the veggie garden going?