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

Posted by gretchenmi Zone 5 (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 7, 09 at 10:29

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......

Here is a link that might be useful: [IMG]http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww158/gretchen48624/Irises/P6110177.jpg[/IMG]


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RE: PLEASE I.D......Unusual Plant!

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!


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RE: PLEASE I.D......Unusual Plant!

Thank you..Thank you..Thank you!


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RE: PLEASE I.D......Unusual Plant!

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


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