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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Queen's Lady's Slipper (Cypripedium reginae)

The lady slipper is a mysterious, almost animal-like North American orchid. It has always been rare but is even more uncommon today due to habitat loss. This one is most likely the Queen's or Showy lady slipper, Cypripedium reginae.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2019
Date Uploaded: 09.2019
Photo Location: Washington DC, District of Columbia, United States of America
Camera: PENTAX KP
Copyright: © Kim Kaplan