Our Most Beautiful Lady's-Slipper
The Showy Lady's-Slipper (Cypripedium reginae) is our largest and most beautiful lady's-slipper. It is listed as very rare (S2) and often grows in bogs deep in the woods. Because of its beauty, populations have been devastated over the years by unscrupulous pickers who want to bring its beauty to their yards and homes.
|Showy Lady's-Slipper Showing its Usual Habitat|
from a bog near Saint John. At one time this beautiful orchid was common in New Brunswick. We have records of bogs and other suitable habitat sometimes sporting thousands in June and July in early days of this province. They have been drastically reduced by loss of habitat and by unscrupulous pickers. These plants cannot be transplanted to gardens and must be left in their normal places to flourish for yet another year.