Sunday, May 29, 2005

Fairyslipper (Calypso bulbosa)

Metchosin Orchid Visit 17
Originally uploaded by meadow moon.
Thought I'd post this picture of an orchid we saw in the wild last month, in the forest on southern Vancouver Island. According to the book 'Plants of coastal British Columbia' by Pojar and Mackinnon, other common names for this orchid include Venus slipper, Pink slipper-orchid, False ladyslipper, and Cytherea, the latter being another name for Aphrodite (goddess of love, beauty and marriage) (Pojar 118).


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