Celebrating Native Plant Month
Friday, April 30th, 2021
The pink lady’s slipper (also called moccasin flower) is the New Hampshire state wildflower. This stunning flower is a woodland plant, and an orchid. It is found at camp in the spring time and we have been lucky to spot them in almost every wooded area at camp, and also along the rockwalls, at the waterfront, horse stables, around the high ropes course and many more places. Lady’s slippers are protected in some areas which is necessary as they have been severely reduced in numbers due to loss of habitat. They are a delicate flower that has a symbiotic relationship with certain fungus in the forest, so often transplanting attempts are not successful. If you spot a ladyslipper we hope you will enjoy its beauty now knowing what a special flower it is!