The Pink and White Lady's Slipper (Cypripedium reginae) is the Minnesota State Flower. Pink and White Lady's Slipper is one of Minnesota's rarest wildflowers. Pink and White Lady's Slipper is also known as Showy Lady's Slipper.
- Cypripedium reginae
Pink and White Lady's Slipper flowers are 1-2 (3), each subtended by a lanceolate green foliaceous bract 6-14 cm long by 3-7 cm wide. The sepals on the Pink and White Lady's Slipper are apparently two (the result of the fusion of the two lateral sepals behind the labellum). The white sepals include dorsal sepals that are ovate to obovate, and are 3-5 cm long and 2-3.5 cm wide. The lateral sepals are united, ovate, and 3-5 cm long and 1.5-3.5 cm wide.
The Pink and White Lady's Slipper flower petals are white, lanceolate, and 2.5-4 cm long and 1-1.5 cm wide. Pink and White Lady's Slipper's labellum is pouch-shaped, inflated, spherical (or nearly so), and 2.5-5.5 cm long. The labellum opens above with inrolled edges and is a white color suffused with deep rose to magenta, the veins often being white; rarely the whole being white or rose.
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- The Pink and White Lady's Slipper is a robust plant, arising from a rhizome with a fascicle of numerous fibrous roots, 25-90 cm high.
- Several to many stems may arise from the same rootstock.
- The leaves of the Pink and White Lady's Slipper plant are 3-5, ovate, 10-25 cm long and 4-16 cm wide; and densely pubescent.
- In the language of flowers, Lady's Slipper means Capricious Beauty.
- The Pink and White Lady's Slipper grows slowly, taking 4 - 16 years to produce their first flower.
- The Pink and White Lady's Slipper orchid lives in a special relationship with soil fungi (Rhizoctonia), which helps the seeds germinate and grow.
- The fungus nourishes the seedling for 2 or 3 years before the plant has leaves large enough to sustain itself by photosynthesis.
- Flowering in Pink and White Lady's Slipper is only seen between June 20 to July 5.
Saint Paul is the capital city of Minnesota state. Minnesota attained statehood on May 11, 1858. Minnesota's official flag came into existence in 1893.
- Minnesota state's nicknames are North Star State, Land of 10,000 Lakes.
- The first known inhabitants of Minnesota were the Indians of the Dakota branch of the Sioux nation.
- Minnesota has a humid continental climate, characterized by wide daily and seasonal temperature variations.
- Minnesota state is located at 44.839N, 092.994W.
- Minnesota state land area is 86943 sq.mi.
- Bordering states of Minnesota are Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and the nation of Canada.
- Minnesota state's economy depends upon, Agriculture: Dairy products, corn, cattle, soybeans, hogs, wheat, turkeys; Industry: Machinery, food processing, printing and publishing, fabricated metal products, electric equipment, mining, tourism.
- Lake Superior,Minnesota, is the largest freshwater lake in the world, with surface area of 12,000 square miles. It holds 10% of all the fresh water on earth.
- Historical sites in Minnesota include: Boundary Waters Canoe Area, Voyageurs National Park, North Shore Drive.
- Interesting places in Minnesota include: Minnesota Zoological Gardens and the state's more than 10,000 lakes.