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Showy Lady's Slipper Orchid 2

June 23, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

The rare and endangered Showy Lady's Slipper Orchid is our largest and latest blooming orchid not reaching its peak until the first week of July. It prefers neutral soils but will thrive in acidic and basic conditions although it prefers a wet root system in dappled shade.

It's in decline due to habitat loss and illegal collection of seeds.

The colonies should be protected with raised walkways so the ground is not trampled near the plant or broken by careless onlookers and dog managers.

Showy Lady's Slipper Orchid


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