Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Lady's Slipper


The Lady's Slipper

Green leaves unfurling

Fit for a fairy princess

Lady's Slipper blooms



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Day 6
                             
Close up Day 6

In my wanderings on our property six days ago I found these Lady's Slipper Orchids. From my readings I found that they take years to grow and need some sort of fungus to feed on to grow. Then as they mature, the fungus feeds off of them. They need each other to grow and continue. Lady's Slippers can live for twenty years.You can find out more about them HERE. These are pictures I have taken starting with the day I found them. 

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