Monday, June 14, 2010

Macro Monday: Showy Lady's Slipper

I took this photo yesterday at the neighbors.  This is the State Flower of Minnesota, the Showy Lady's Slipper.  This native orchid blooms a short amount of time in June every year in ditches and on the edges of swamps. This flower has no smell,  nothing to attract pollinators, I suspect that the markings on this plant may look like a runway to bees and other bugs. Check out more macros here:)

10 comments:

  1. So very pretty.

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  2. Beautiful! I envy your cool weather, got up to 95 here today. Unusual heat for our area.

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  3. Another one that you could enter into my June free photo contest! It's flowers this time....so...send me one asap!!!!

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  4. It is a wonderful photo of such a wonderful plant. I am always amazed with it's coloring.

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  5. I can't imagine how beautiful that must be! Where I grew up in PA, the Mountain Laurel bloomed about this time. I miss that!

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  6. Great shot, flowers also rely of colors to attract pollenators and this one has that covered..:-)

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  7. What a great shot, I looooove those colors.

    So very vibrant, and showy.

    Jen

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  8. Beautiful shot! I love the colors and the design.

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