05.29.2021 More of the Yellow Lady’s Slippers

I don’t think I’ll be posting quite as many of these as I do of the Painted Trilliums, but I guess it depends on how many I come across.  These are on another private property location shared with me by some friends.  Actually, anyone driving by this address would probably see them. I asked permission to photograph and spent a little while with several compositions.

It was fairly breezy but that did ease up periodically and allowed a few reasonably sharp images. This was the better of the bunch.

I liked the two angles these offered in the frame.


About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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22 Responses to 05.29.2021 More of the Yellow Lady’s Slippers

  1. Peter Klopp says:

    The bright yellow of the lady’s slipper petals looks great with the dark green of the leaves. Grear shot, Steve!

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  2. Jet Eliot says:

    Holy mackerel! What an absolutely stunning flower! Great photos, Steve, thanks so much for showcasing this gorgeous specimen. I espec. like the second one, the close-up.

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  3. The first picture revealed that more of these can cluster in one place than I realized. I’s thought of them growing more individually.

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    • That clump is unusual in the wild, at least when I have found them there. As you can see in the wider view, these are growing in a yard and probably receive attention that increases their spread. I do see more than one stem in a plant in the woods but this is special. I hope my recent purchase of this species gets as lush as these.


  4. Ann Mackay says:

    Love the yellow with the purple. They look very exotic!

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  5. Todd Henson says:

    I was going to ask whether you’d ever seen a cluster this size in the wild or whether this was because of how they planted them, but I see you answered that above. 🙂 I’d love to see one of these in the wild. Haven’t checked yet to see whether they’re actually in this area or whether we only have the pink variety.

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    • According to the USDA map they are in NC (assuming I remember where you live correctly) so they are there…somewhere. 🙂 Maybe you will happen upon them on one of your walks. These are a smaller flowered one than the single I posted last week, There are three subspecies of C. parviflorum, I guess based on size. The one I planted in our woods is very small-flowered.


  6. That’s a very nice close up, Steve. I also like your wider view, showing that wonderful grouping standing in front of the rhododendrons.

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  7. shoreacres says:

    I’ve always thought of these as isolated blooms, so it was a real surprise to see so many of them in one place. It gives an entirely different impression of the flowers — do you often see clusters like this, and just focus on one flower? The leaves are attractive, too, and more interesting than I’d realized.

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    • I’ve never seen a cluster like this. I would guess that in a place like Garden in the Woods there may be some as they receive attention to encourage growth but in the wild, no. I usually see them as singles or occasionally a pair on one stem. It was a treat to become aware of these and for the property owners to allow me to spend some time with them.


  8. bluebrightly says:

    Oh, poor you. But a more deserving photographer could not have been granted entry. 😉 I like the twisted brown petals on these so much!

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    • It is hard to decide what about these one likes best. Those petals are exquisite but so is the labellum. It’s just a beautiful plant and I am fortunate to have a few places to find them. I haven’t posted it, but I have a smaller subspecies that I planted here. I hope it comes back next year but I have had bad luck with orchids in the yard.

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