Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Cypripedium montanum in Derby Canyon

On June 10th, returning from Spokane and having stopped early in the morning at Derby Canyon near Peshastin, we hiked the ridge looking for wildflowers and especially the Western Peony, which had already finished blooming.  We photographed some Western Spotted Coralroots and some Lyall's Mariposa Lilies and were driving away when we saw some Mountain Lady's Slippers (Cypripedium montanum) on the bank along the road.  Reparking the car, we spent quite some photographing them before going on.

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