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Lady's slipper orchid Overview
Native to Mexico and Central and South America, this genus of large orchids comprises around 15–20 species. These are mostly found between rocks or near rivers. The leathery, strap-shaped leaves are arranged in two ranks, with an upright stem bearing brightly-coloured flowers that have very long petals. The slipper-shaped lip is a characteristic feature in this genus. With over 600 garden hybrids available, Phragmipedium orchids are a popular choice.
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Other uses of Lady's slipper orchid
Grown for their beautiful and unusual flowers.