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Showy Lady's Slipper Orchid

July 08, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

I visited the Showy Lady's Slipper Orchid colony about two weeks ago just prior to its usual blooming. Only two orchid heads were open.  Many of the rest of the colony did not even have their flower head stalks exposed. Like many of our spring flowers they were late due to the awful spring weather.  

I returned to the colony 10 days later and almost all of the orchids were in bloom. They recovered quickly from the late start.

This is a rare Nova Scotia orchid growing to as high as one meter in wet alkaline soil.

Showy Lady's Slipper Orchid

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