Cypripedium parviflorum var. pubescens – Large Yellow Lady’s Slipper

We don’t have many of these plants, but there are a few scattered in our woods and savanna remnants.  The deer love to eat them, so I put a fence around one close-by plant until it finally bloomed.  Now that it has bloomed once, it seems to survive a little deer browsing.

Just starting to bloom – 5/15/2015

cypripedium parviflorum 5-15-15 1

 

5/18/2015

Cypripedium parviflorum 5-18-15 2

 

5/18/2015

Cypripedium 2

 

An old flower 5/24/2012

Cypripedium parviflorum 5-24-12 Maple Hill