Showy lady's slipper
Showy lady's slipper is a member of the Orchid family with white petals and a bright pink pouch that together look like a "slipper." The leaves are oval, broad, and have many veins that run parallel to the leaf edges. Both the leaves and the stems are finely hairy.
Showy lady's slipper is listed as threatened or endangered in nearly every state where it is found. It generally grows in deciduous forests and prefers well-drained soils. The showy flowers appear in summer in most areas (generally between June and July). Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge, a Project BudBurst partner, is very interested in phenology observations of this plant.