Friday, May 21, 2010
So apparently these flowers which are called Ladies Slippers are extremely rare. Here is a little info on them:
Pink lady’s slipper takes many years to go from seed to mature plants. Seed-bearing harvest of wild lady's slipper root is not considered sustainable. Pink lady's slippers can live to be twenty years old or more.
Orchids often have swollen, ball-shaped tubers that were regarded in traditional practices as having medicinal value. The root of lady's slipper was used as a remedy for nervousness, tooth pain, and muscle spasms.
A pink lady's slipper is a large, showy wildflower belonging to the orchid family.
Well guess what Percy Thrower ..if you are still around! I have at least fifty in my garden!