© 2005 Honor Marks
Yellow Lady's Slipper
(Cypridium calceolus var. pubescens)
State Threatened Species
oil on canvas
22" x 28"

"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul." -John Muir

Lady's Slippers take their name from the unusual shoe-shaped flower. Related species are the Pink Lady's Slipper and Showy Lady's Slipper which is white with pink around the opening. These orchids are declining primarily due to collection by people for gardens or for sale. In many states removal of these plants from the wild is illegal.