The Spotted Ladyslipper

Cypripedium guttatum is a peculiar yet beautiful slipper orchid. It is native to a large swath of Asia and Russia as well as Alaska, Yukon, and the Northwest Territories. This disjunct distribution hints at the land bridge that once connected North America to Russia during the last ice age.

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