pink lady’s slipper (Cypripedium acaule)

Cypripedium acaule is a member of the orchid genus Cypripedium. Members of this genus are commonly referred to as lady’s slipper orchids. First described in 1789 by Scottish botanist William Aiton, C.ย acaule is commonly referred to as the pink lady’s slipper, stemless lady’s-slipper, or moccasin flower. The pink lady’s slipper is the provincial flower of Prince Edward Island, Canada and the state wildflower of New Hampshire, United States.