Thursday, August 12, 2010

Lady's Slipper

This flower have a name like lady because this flower look like a lady if the flower just bloom. Lady's slippers are a genus, Cypripedium, of flowers belonging to the orchid family, Orchidaceae. The approximately 50 species are found throughout the Northern Hemipshere. Flowers are often large and showy and are characterized by the formation of the lower petal into an elongated pouchlike lip said to resemble a slipper or moccasin. The leaves are broad and pleated and surround the stem at their bases. The stem of the showy lady's slipper, C reginae, is covered with hairs containing a fatty acid that causes blistering similar to that caused by poison ivy.

Lady's slipper C. caiceolus is a wild orchid commonly found in wood lands, especially under groves of pines. To see on the flower bloom of is resembles to the lady that like on the dance.

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