Large Yellow Lady’s Slippers

Large Yellow Lady's Slippers

Large Yellow Lady’s Slippers, by a laneway near Tobermory, Ontario, June 2013

When we were on the Bruce Peninsula, the yellow lady’s slippers were in bloom. They were by the roadside, in laneways and in the National Park where they were a delight to see.

Their Latin name is Cypripedium  calceolus. They’re members of the orchid family, one of a variety of orchids that the Peninsula is known for. The orchid grows to 8 to 28 inches tall with the yellow lip petal about 2 inches long. This is according  to my National Audubon Society Field Guide to Wildflowers and to my own observation. Though I did not go out and about with a tape measure!

I’ve included a photo from a laneway near where we stayed and from The Cyprus Lake Trail in the National Park.

Large Yellow Lady's Slippers

Large Yellow Lady’s Slippers in Bruce Peninsula National Park, June 2013

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