Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Showy Lady Slippers, Minnesota State Flower

Official State Flower
Showy Lady Slippers
In Habitat

The Showy Lady Slipper (Cypripedium reginae) is known as the "Orchid of the North".  It is found in cool and dense forests and swamps.  although becoming quite rare, it is found in secured places in Northern Minnesota.

Photo by John Pennoyer

The sender writes:  I found this postcard inside of a used book that I recently purchased.

This postcard is postmarked in 2017.
USA stamp 2016
Songbirds in the Snow
Regulus satraps
(Golden-crowned kinglet)
Forever a first class stamp

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