Showy lady's slipper (Cypripedium reginae)

Showy lady's slipper photograph; © MN DNR, M. D. Lee

Minnesota's state flower. Native perennial, 1-2', in fens, swamps, drainages. Flowers, 1-3 on a stalk, have a large white and pink pouch with narrow, white petals. Blooms in June-July. The scientific name means queen's slipper. The hairs on the large, veiny leaves and stalk of this and other Cypripediums may cause severe rashes.