Anne Elliott

Anne Elliott

Posted on 04/22/2015


Photo taken on June 29, 2010


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Sparrow's-egg Orchid
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Sparrow's-egg Orchid

Sparrow's-egg Orchid
These are rarely found in Calgary, but I was one of several people privileged to be shown some of these beautiful, delicate flowers at Lawrey Gardens, Edworthy Park, on 29 June 2010.

"This delicate lady's-slipper is a pleasant find. Often occurring in moist areas along trails, it has 4 or 5 lily-like leaves tightly clasping the stem and slowly spreading outward. The white flower head looks like a white egg bursting out of a green case.

Flower: The flower has a green sepal rising above, almost hiding the white pouch. There are two white lateral wings and a white pouch with purple spots inside. The flower head is approximately 1 cm long." From MountainNature.com.

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