ebenizer (ebenizer) wrote in wtf_nature,
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The Lady Slipper

This post was inspired by the bleeding heart one. During the summers I spent at my grandparents' I used to go out searching for these guys along the riverbanks and streams with my Gram to plant in her flower gardens. Unfortunately, they are an endangered species and anytime anyone brought it up she'd say "I'm Indian, I can get away with it!" lulz

There are a total of 5 subspecies of these beauties, but only three around where I lived (Maine) the Pink, Yellow, and White Lady Slippers. They're an orchid and trap bugs inside their "slipper."

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_slipper

I didn't notice until I went hunting for some pictures how much they look like ball sacks. Especially the pink ones XD no wonder they were my favorite.
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