A walk in the woods with Sophie
and a discovery
The Lady Slipper is Prince Edward Island’s provincial flower. It is a type of orchid and grows in shady, damp, woodland areas. I have found clusters of two or three growing in the deep woods behind our church, but I’ve never seen as many as I did in this woods.
There were hundreds!
Most of them were pink, but here and there, I spotted the less common white variety.
There are two other types of lady slipper that grow on the Island – the Showy Lady Slipper and the most elusive, the Yellow Lady Slipper. I found the Showy variety once before, but this year I’m hoping to track down the Yellow Lady Slipper. I’ve heard they grow in the Monticello area, on the eastern tip of the island, and I’m planning a trek up that way this week.
Hope to be back with pictures!