Trois Pistoles, Sabot de la Vierge (Lady Slipper) wild orchid.
Lady's Slipper Orchids
An orchid of the genus Paphiopedilum
Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae
Lady's slipper orchids, lady slipper orchids or slipper orchids are the orchids in the subfamily Cypripedioidea. They are characterised by the slipper-shaped pouches (modified labellums) of the flowers – the pouch traps insects so they are forced to climb up past the staminode, behind which they collect or deposit pollinia, thus fertilising the flower.
The lady's slipper is also known in the United States of America as the moccasin flower, from its resemblance to a shoe or moccasin.