Out here in Mass, the lady slipper is having a growth spur. These lovely ladies come back each year and often line the paths we walk through in the woods.
Beautiful little orchid species that needs a little more than your run of the mill buttercup to grow and flourish. Needing the help of a fungi to survive, in a process known as symbiosis, makes it difficult to mature from seed to adult.
Here in Mass, us folks know better than to pick these little guys. And remember: