* Flower shaped like a shoe, pink, sometimes white in the mountains.
* Leaves large and paired, with parallel veins, located at base of stem.
* Height: To 1'.
* Flowers in June.
* Habitat: Dry woods, low elevation.
* Range: Eastern Canada and United States.
* Lady slippers are rare and illegal to pick. They have very
small, light seeds, enabling them to be carried by the wind.
* "Everywhere now in dry pitch pine woods stand the red lady's
slipper over the red pine leaves on the forest floor, rejoicing
in June, with their two broad curving green leaves - some even
in swamps. Uphold their rich, striped red, drooping sack."
- Henry David Thoreau, 1856