Somehow I just knew I could count on Tess sending more than one photo!
“Sorry that I’m sending four pictures AGAIN. I just wanted to let you see how this wildflower looks. This flower is a Lady Slipper Orchid. I got the chance to see this flower which is extremely rare and grows in the forest of eastern Philippines. It got it’s name due to it’s slipper shape. There are different kinds of wild orchids in the Philippines but this is the only one that I have seen for the first time.
The owner got this five years ago when they went for an excursion inside of the cave near the area where this was found. She said that this orchid only flowers once a year and the flower will last for almost one month and a half. These pictures look dark for I took this at eight in the evening and there was no light in the area where it is planted and I used my flash.”