wild Cypripedium calceolus (42)
|Common name : Yellow Ladyslipper – Scientific name : Cypripedium Calceolus – Family : Orchidaceae.|
Description : This is a perennial herbaceous plant, measuring from 25 to 50 cm, flowers only at the end of one ten years and as its species (calceolus) indicates it, it likes particularly the grounds limestones. The flower appears in June in mountain. The leaves are alternate. The pheromons which secretes the flower attracts the insects which let themselves trap in the shoe and come out from it covered with pollen to fly away towards another flower...
This wonderful flower becomes increasingly rare in our mountains although it is protected.
Photo : Resized and framed in 800x600 for TN.