Lady’s Slipper Orchid

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One of our volunteers, Christine Walsh, visited Gait Barrows, Cumbria recently to see the Lady’s Slipper Orchids and took some stunning photos:

We have 8 British herbarium sheets of this beautiful plant, Cypripedium calceolus, collected between 1850 and 1880.  This one shows four pressed plants which were collected in Arncliffe, Yorkshire in 1876 by Mr Shepherd:

More information about the species recovery programme here.

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