Yesterday morning my mission was to visit a dependable spot for pink lady’s slippers and especially the white variant of Cypripedium acaule. Unfortunately, this year the number of plants there is lower than usual and there were no white flowers, only pink. Still, those that I did find were lovely as always.
These two especially got my attention for the curve of the petals that reminded me of the Dutch bonnets worn by ladies…at least in pictures that I have seen. I’ve never been to Holland so my awareness of them is strictly vicarious.
Most of these I have seen droop their petals so this pair is a little different.