Yellow & Purple Lady Slippers
Have you ever seen a flower that looks like a slipper? That’s me! I’m a yellow and purple lady slipper, which is a type of orchid. My flower is in the shape of yellow pouch, which many people think looks like slippers. I’m also known as a moccasin flower. I live in England, but I have relatives in other countries around the world.
Here in England, I’m so rare and take so long to grow that people are not allowed to even touch me if they do not have a permit to do so. It takes 6-11 years of me growing before I start to produce my beautiful yellow and purple slipper-shaped flowers. Each stem on me usually has just 1 or 2 flowers, but once in a while it will have 3 of them. People say I look exotic, which means I look very different or from another country.