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Minnesota's State Flower

The Lady Slipper is the Minnesota State Flower.

Very pretty and pretty elusive.

I have looked for years for one.

Last year I came across a small bunch of them.

I managed to snap a few photo's in the poor light.

I hope to get back in that place and find them in full bloom again this year.


Being the state flower, it is ILLEGAL to pick or dig up.


So when and if you are lucky enough to see one, don't even touch.

Just enjoy the beauty!


Comment balloon 10 commentsWilliam Feela • April 22 2017 02:52AM


Well thank you for sharing, there is an agent on AR and she uses this flower as her profile picture, now I understand, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 8 months ago

Good morning again William. I really like this delicate little flower. Enjoy your day.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 8 months ago

Sure beats the Oklahoma state flower which is mistletoe which is a parasite.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) 8 months ago

This is a beautiful flower and it is no great effort to see why it is the State Flower. Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386, Presence, Persistence & Perseverance (Realty One Group) 8 months ago

I have only seen them a couple of times and I live in an area that is supposed to be prime for them

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 8 months ago

That is a lovely state flower to have.  Ours is the Dogwood and the same rules apply.  Look, but do not touch.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) 8 months ago

I learned something new today.  I had no idea what the state flower of Minnesota was.  I know Kansas has the Sunflower, and California has the Golden Poppy, and that's about it!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 8 months ago

I dont see these often, but when I do, I know well enough to enjoy without picking or disturbing.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities) 8 months ago

Bill, the older I get the more I appreciate nature's beauty especially flowers.

Posted by Mike Frazier, Northwest Tennessee Realtor (Carousel Realty of Dyer County) 8 months ago

I love this...thanks for sharing. These are very rare. I haven't seen one since I was young. Growing up in northern MN we would seem them camping...Don't Touch! Is what I remember being told :-) 

Posted by Sandra Carlson, Lending and real estate consultant for 20+ years (Summit Mortgage Corp) 6 months ago