Friday, June 9, 2017

Minnesota - State Flower, Showy Lady Slippers

Official State Flower
Showy Lady Slippers
In Habitat

The Showy Lady Slipper (Cypripedium reginae) is known as the "Orchid of the North".  It is found in cool and dense forests and swamps.  although becoming quite rare, it is found in secured places in Northern Minnesota.

Photo by John Pennoyer

The sender writes:  I found this postcard inside of a used book that I recently purchased.

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