Montana Outdoors

June 22, 2008

Mountain Lady’s Slipper

This member of the Orchid family is always a real treat to discover in the back country. It is near extinction in many areas and rare in others. Acting on a tip from a friend, I made a short trip into the Weeksville Creek area in the Cabinet Mountains today and found several dozen of them in bloom. Previously I had only seen them ten miles away, in the Coeur D’Alene mountains.

Mountain Lady’s slipper, Cypripedium montanum
Mountain Lady's slipper

Mountain Lady's slipper

Mountain Lady's slipper

Mountain Lady's slipper

Mountain Lady's slipper

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