Lady’s slippers are blooming. Named for their shoe-like flower shape, these unusual plants are members of the orchid family. They’re long-lived and take years to flower for the first time. Though the pink lady’s slipper is relatively easy to spot, our other species are much more rare. Here are five exquisite portraits of these orchids from our past Photo Contests.
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