Lady Slipper?

dighappy(z7 NJ)May 3, 2005

Every year I get a bunch of these lovely flowers blooming in a wooded area on my property. I thought they might be lady slippers and although they have not fully bloomed, I am hoping someone can give me a definite ID. If a pic of the plant when it has fully bloomed is needed I can post a few more pics when they have matured. Can anyone confirm that these are Lady Slippers or are they something else. Thanks.


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Ron_W(z6 NH)

Yep! Without a doubt, it is a ladyslipper (Cypripedium acaule).

    Bookmark   May 3, 2005 at 11:46PM
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Elaine_NJ6

It will be clearer when it's in full bloom, but it sure looks like a pink lady's slipper. You're very lucky. Whatever you're doing or not doing, don't change a thing.

    Bookmark   May 3, 2005 at 11:47PM
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plantfreak(z9aKyushuJapan)

As Ron said, without a doubt C. acuale. The best way to cultivate these is to simply leave them alone! Not uncommon plants but a lovely thing to have growing naturally on your land. PF

    Bookmark   May 4, 2005 at 4:47AM
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kwoods(Cold z7 Long Is)

Another vote for stemless lady slipper. You can tell it 'cause it's the only one with two basal leaves. Nice pictures, I like all the pine needles showing that it's right where it belongs. Yours are about a week ahead of the ones here.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2005 at 10:38AM
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dighappy(z7 NJ)

I never mess with these guys and enjoy them just where they are. I have about 16 of them growing in one little section of the woods and many others spread out a little more. It's funny as a good portion of our property is wooded (only have 3.5 acres) but this little piece of woods is the only place I have seen them growing. I will post more pics when they have fully bloomed. Thanks for your responses.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2005 at 11:31AM
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dighappy(z7 NJ)

Here are several "Ladies" in full bloom. They are so lovely and boy do they spread. DH found that we also have them in the back of the property.

    Bookmark   May 9, 2005 at 1:58PM
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