Photos courtesy of Bard Prentiss, Ethan Muller

Pink Lady Slipper (Cypripedium acaule)

Appearance & ID Tips
This species has two opposite basal leaves with conspicuous parallel veins and a large flower at the end of an erect stalk. The flower is magenta to whitish-pink; sometimes the whitish pink flowers will have darker pink venation.

Dry acidic woods, and acid hummocks in bogs and poor fens

Conservation Status
Exploitably vulnerable, but one of the more common orchids species compared to others.