Lady’s-Slipper Orchid – Cypripedium Calceolus

While hiking outside to get some sunlight (see “Daylight beating my Jetlag“), I saw on my way one of the rare Cypripedium Calceolus. They are known here as ‘Gelber Frauenschuh’ or ‘Lady’s-Slipper Orchid):

Ladys Slipper Orchid

Lady’s Slipper Orchid

While it has a widespread distribution from Europe, they are protected in a some countries including Switzerland, because they have declined very much and cannot be seen very often. The are found in the rock slide area nearby where I live (see “Hacking the Heating System for Cooling – Geothermal Drilling with extra Benefits“), but I have found this one in a rather unusual area in that rock slide impact zone.

Group of Orchids

Group of Yellow Lady’s Slipper Orchids

It was the only orchid plant there, so not sure how it got there. But this one was full of beauty so it catched my eyes.

Ladys Slipper Orchid Front

Lady’s Slipper Orchid

Happy Lady’s-Slipping 🙂

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