Yellow Lady's Slipper (Cypripedium pubescens) is blooming in Vermont. Look for this wild orchid in bogs, shady swamp areas and wet woodlands. The plant may stand 12- to 30-inches tall, and flowers with a yellow, slipper-like blossom in May and June. Each flower is held above the foliage on the stalk, with a single leafy bract behind the flower. Locally, one can find this special flower in Eshqua Bog, a 41-acre preserve in Hartland, VT, diverse in bog and fen plants. Photo by Sara Eisenhauer.
On Saturday, June 12, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., VINS is offering a naturalist-led tour of Eshqua Bog for an up-close look at a variety of native Vermont wildflowers, including the lady's slipper. Call (802) 359-5000, ext. 223 for more information and to register.