Celebrating the nature of Iowa and the Midwest with words and images
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Plant of the Week
Small white lady slipper Cypripedium candidum Muhl.
other common names: little white orchid, ducks Cypripedium: an incorrectly Latinized version of ancient Greek words meaning generally “Venus’s shoe” Candidum: from Latin, meaning “white”
Orchid family: Orchidaceae