Coloring Page: The ABCs of Ohio Plants & Animals | P

We’re giving you some fun coloring activities! Here, you’ll find a fun coloring sheet featuring the ABCs of Ohio’s native flora and fauna.

Pink lady’s slipper or stemless lady’s slipper (Cypripedium acaule) is a showy wildflower, with its flower ranging from a whitish-pink to magenta. But its flashy appearance takes some time to grow.

It can take 2–3 years from germination until a pink lady’s slipper seedling even makes its first green appearance above ground. And then it can take another 3–5 years before it’s big enough to flower. All this work does pay off though; once a pink lady’s slipper is established, it lives for an average of 2–3 decades, flowering every few years or so. 

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Pink lady's slipper (Cypripedium acaule)
Photo courtesy flickr user s p e x.

April is Ohio Native Plant Month, a vision dedicated to building public awareness and communicating the importance of native plants in our state. Great Parks is proud to be a partner of this movement.

We’re supporting Ohio Native Plant Month through our 100,000 Tree Challenge. This challenge is in response to the United Nations 2020 International Year of Plant Health to plant 1.2 trillion trees. To recognize this effort, Great Parks will be planting more than 900 native trees this year.