PLEASE I.D......Unusual Plant!

gretchenmi(Zone 5)June 7, 2009

Spotted this growing on the side of the road in Michigan...In the ditch....Only found a few along a stretch of road.....Have never seen this in all the years of living here....Have been told it is a 'Pitcher Plant'....Alas, when I try to search for this, nothing comes up that looks like this????........Please Help......

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hoyasahoy

A yellow lady's slipper, one of our showiest native orchids. Most likely Cyprepedium pubescens. A rare plant, and one that doesn't transplant. Congratulations, and cherish and enjoy it!

    Bookmark   June 7, 2009 at 10:42AM
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gretchenmi(Zone 5)

Thank you..Thank you..Thank you!

    Bookmark   June 7, 2009 at 10:39PM
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carol222

Those are common in MI, especially in the north & UP. They come in pink and yellow.
Carol

    Bookmark   June 14, 2009 at 9:08AM
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