The Pink and White Lady’s Slipper was adopted as the Minnesota State Flower in 1902, the only state to have an orchid as a state flower. Two Stemless Lady’s Slipper plants were found on the side of a hiking trail up the Gunflint Trail this past weekend. In 1925, this rare wildflower went under protection of Minnesota state law. It is illegal to pick, uproot or unearth a lady’s slipper. But they are a beautiful surprise to discover while you are out exploring!

This rare wildflower lives an average of 50 years, with some species living up to 100 years! You can find them blooming from late June to early July. Click on this link to learn more about the different varieties of lady’s slipper flowers and other Minnesota wildflowers:


Interested in buying property in the area? Thinking of selling what you’ve got? Stop in and see us at Red Pine Realty! We’re conveniently located next to Sydney’s Frozen Custard on the way out to the large coast guard parking lot and Artist Point.