Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Plant of the Week

Small white lady slipper
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

Photograph by Thomas Rosburg, Wildflowers of the Tallgrass Prairie: The Upper Midwest, Second Edition

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