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As a comment about Showy Lady's Slipper Orchid (Cypripedium reginae), greene wrote:

January 3, 2016
This crazy warm winter weather has confused the plants. They sent up flower stalks and are ready to bloom.

The weather turned cold again and the flower stalks are black. Dead. I hope the plant will cooperate and send up new flower shoots when Spring arrives.
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
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Jan 5, 2016 1:44 PM CST
I hope you'll post a photo to document this interesting anomaly. I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Gabriel
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May 18, 2016 11:24 AM CST
Huh. I guess the plant is tough to grow in places where it can interpret winter as spring.
Name: greene
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May 18, 2016 4:22 PM CST
I was not able to take photos, sorry. The plants turned completely black from the cold. I do not expect to see blooms this year, but happily now that the weather is warm/hot the plants are doing good.
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