Fairy Slipper Calypso bulbosa
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Calypso is a genus of orchids containing one species, Calypso bulbosa, known as the calypso orchid, fairy slipper or Venus's slipper.
It is a perennial member of the orchid family found in undisturbed northern and montane forests. It has a small pink, purple,
pinkish-purple, or red flower accented with a white lip, darker purple spottings, and yellow beard. The genus
Calypso takes its name from the Greek signifying concealment, as they tend to favor sheltered areas on conifer forest floors.
The specific epithet, bulbosa, refers to the bulb-like corms.from Wikipedia