Sunday, June 21, 2009

Wild Orchids /Today's Flowers

The disappearing showy lady slipper (Cypripedium reginae) in the wild


...but I've found a small patch growing in East Gwillimbury.

One reason they are becoming rare is because they do NOT transplant well. Another is that subdivisions, roads or parking lots now cover their habitat.

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24 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

I don't know much about orchids.The only thing that I know is what my heart tells me every time I see an orchid, it's about beauty and feelings of happiness that this delicate flower brings inside my soul!
Fabulous pictures!
Thanks for sharing

Léia

purrs and love
Luna(from Brazil)

judi said...

I haven't see one in the wild since I was a teen. :D

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi EG, We lose so much when 'progress' takes over and our critters and flowers and so many things get misplaced. The Lady Slippers are so pretty.. Hope you can find more somewhere.

Hugs,
Betsy

Carletta said...

You've captured some wonderful shots of it.
I don't think I've ever seen one.
Sadly, progress isn't really progress sometimes.

SquirrelQueen said...

I have never seen one in the wild before, it is so beautiful.

BJ Roan said...

I've never seen wild orchids, but they sure are beautiful.

Leora said...

Beautiful. I know it is against the law (at least in New Hampshire, where I used to hike in my youth) to pick those charming things. Love how you captured them.

i beati said...

very special there is a wild orchid here at Biologiocal station that you need a magnifying glass to find..??

Antjas said...

This spring the lady slipper staged a comeback in this part of Massachusetts. Ours are a slightly deeper colour and seem to like a forest floor strewn with pine needles. When you find one, it's almost like coming upon a fairy.

Pacey said...

Ah, that's a great flower, first time I've seen it I guess. I've posted something about a lady flower too for today.

Norm said...

I love wild flowers that orchids is very beautiful. I put my entry at My Little Angels

Ebie said...

I am not sure if I have seen wild orchids. But they look very lovely!

Island Rambles Blog said...

the top photo is a stunner...I never have seen them up that close before...lovely...cheers.

That is the chicken said...

I have always loved these beautiful and difficult to find orchids. Wonderful fresh shot of them.

Tom said...

The 'Orchid' is very nice... and the droplets of water bring more of natures beauty out in these captures.
Tom
My post are: Buttercups With Holly and Natures Beauty

Regina said...

Wow, nice and so pretty.

OldLady said...

Very beautiful specimens.
Thanks for sharing.

PERBS said...

That is sooo sad about their future. . . but in the meantime I get to enjoy it thru your photos! It is simply divine and no other words fit it.

Day4plus said...

So beautiful and so delicate. When will we leave our wild things alone. I found some wild Orchids last year up in the North Cascades---I hope they returned this year. I'd better check it out. MB

fishing guy said...

EG: I love your orchid show.

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Beautiful Flower!! I have seen a few in the wild but very few. Have a great day!

Sherrie
http://mygardeningwoes.blogspot.com/2009/06/todays-flower.html

VALKYRIEN said...

I simply love the name on that flower! Wonderful photos of that lovely orchid - and I love the droplets!

Great post for Today's Flowers!

Rose said...

I have only seen one yellow ladyslipper in my life in the wild..and never a pink one. I think eiher one is so pretty.

Tammie Lee said...

So very lovely! I have never seen this orchid and it's colors, ah it's colors.

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