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    wild lady slippers

    Found 9 flowering plants yesterday. Only 3 had fresh flowers though. There were plenty of immature plants around too. Any one know what species and how rare these are? My mom told me they were everywhere when she was young.

    one next to the path. (easy to photograph)








    adult with a dried up flower.


    Immature one I thought might be a lady slipper last year, got bigger and has the same type and number of leaves as adults.


    Adult buried in a thick patch of saplings. Had my favorite coloration.



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    What a cool find. Looks like Cypripedium acaule to me. Where were you when you took the photos? They are fairly common in Northern US, if it is acaule.

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    They are Cyripedium acaule - time to get out the shovel! LOL

    J/K

    In MN it's supposedly a $1000 fine for each flower you pick or plant you get caught digging of Cypripedium reginae (Queen ladyslipper) our state flower. On the 5 PM news a few years ago some guy was showing off his garden and they asked him about his row of MN ladyslippers (C. reginae) and he said live on TV "Every year me and the missus go up to the boundary waters and we like to bring interesting back plants to remember our trip by." They replayed the story at 6 PM and that segment about the MN ladyslippers was cut out, someone must have called the station and told them.

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    C. reginae is protected in this state too. I actually have one outside I bought. Doesn't look like it will flower this year. C. acaule is correct. If they are common up north it makes it more likely because I am in south eastern Massachusetts. Anyway, no need to move this plants even if they weren't protected. They are only a short walk away and wild plants are always cooler then plants in plastic pots.

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    Ah, Minnesota!
    The wife and I are taking a run up to Fargo/Moorhead to see her family! No picking of the orchids however, just visiting! They used to live in Baudette Mn., and the orchids were all over the place! My favorite are the yellow ones!

    I was led to believe that there is some symbiotic relationship between these orchids and some fungus in the soil, without which the orchid can't thrive well. Makes taking some for the yard a waste of time if that's the case, as it'll only die anyway.(Especially with our soil!) But they are beautiful.

    And yes, in years back, they were even more plentiful! But alas, like our CP environments, giving way to progress, collecting and habitat destruction!

    I used to also see the northern bogs on our trips up north, with miles of sphagnum (yup, red!), along with stands of pitcher plants! Oh yea, giant mosquitoes too! Big as yer fist!

    Nice find!

    Paul

    (I'm going to have to look for some nurseries up where we are going... although I doubt there is much to choose from.)
    Experience is the best teacher. At least it used to be.
    But then, common sense isn't so common anymore, is it.


    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=113866

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    Yes there is Paul, check out Orchids LTD in Plymouth MN they've got huge Neps on display as well as orchids up the yin-yang. Bring your bank balance however! LOL There's a reason nothing has any prices on it...$$$ Great way to spend some time though and the owner is nice guy.

    I bought a legal C. reginae rootstock a few years ago (had a license number on it and everything) it was fine for the growing/blooming season but it didn't overwinter in the whiskey barrel. Lillies do great overwinter in the barrel but it must have froze too much for the orchid.

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    growing old, I believe that the orchids only need the fungus when they are seedlings. After they produce their first adult leaves they are just like any normal plant. (Well, care and sensitivity are a bit different.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by swords View Post
    Yes there is Paul, check out Orchids LTD in Plymouth MN they've got huge Neps on display as well as orchids up the yin-yang. Bring your bank balance however! LOL There's a reason nothing has any prices on it...$$$ Great way to spend some time though and the owner is nice guy.

    I bought a legal C. reginae rootstock a few years ago (had a license number on it and everything) it was fine for the growing/blooming season but it didn't overwinter in the whiskey barrel. Lillies do great overwinter in the barrel but it must have froze too much for the orchid.
    I met Jason a few weeks ago, back in April, at the OSWP meeting. He was taking preorders before the meeting and selling plants, but he did not bring neps. He had a slide with some Pings on it, looked pretty big, but they were $16
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    Minor x Purp I actually have. Well,technically it's Minor Okee x Psitt Green.

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