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The Lady's Slipper Orchids
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Ram’s-head lady's slipper (Cypripedium arietinum). Photo by Susan Trull.
Meet The Ladies
Did you know that in addition to the tall trees for which we are best known, a beautiful and sometimes hidden treasure of wondrous native orchids are on our National Forests and Grasslands?
Shy and pale, or flaunting in glorious color, they can be found under trees, in small openings, grassy meadows or prairies. Some are rare or becoming rare. With quality management, the help of our partners, and with your support we can reverse that trend. To that end, we practice conservation and manage their habitats so that future generations will also be able to enjoy their many benefits.
We believe you too will be struck by their beauty and complexity as you meet the elegant “ladies” of our National Forests and Grasslands.
About The Lady Slipper
Moccasin flower (Cypripedium acaule)
Ram's-head lady's slipper (Cypripedium arietinum)
California lady's slipper (Cypripedium californicum)