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Lady Slipper growing in the woods?!

This is a discussion on Lady Slipper growing in the woods?! within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I think I found one!! Is this it? I hope to go back when I ...

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    Default Lady Slipper growing in the woods?!

    I think I found one!! Is this it? I hope to go back when I can and take more pics.... I think it's cool that now I am into orchids, I get to watch one grow... maybe....





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    Hi Kirstie,

    You'll find lots of Lady Slippers (ie, Cyps) in the NH woods! That's the real joy of living where you do. They're protected, so don't consider digging any.

    Also know that they likely won't take to cultivation, so they're actually safer in the wild.

    But if that is a Cyp. acaule, you're a lucky duck!!! Congrats! Please post pics - you'll drive Tim-O mad with envy!

    Julie

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    Hey

    I did lots of reading and while I would be totally tempted to buy one from a nursery, I wouldn't ever pick or dig one up in the wild. I read they are very fragile and symbiotic (sp) and I wouldn't ever want to do that to a wild growing orchid.... I just hope I can come across lots of them!!!
    They are 2 hours north of me so I hope I will find enough excuses to go visit enough to get more pics..... what I really need is to find some closer to me to take pics of and watch grow....

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    They're all around you - no need to travel that far north. They're spread all over throughout southern NH. Just walk the woods in the summer. They're also often along the highways, but few notice.

    Julie

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