Another outrageous orchid, the Pink Lady's-slipper, Cypripedium acaule. You can also see these at Flora-Quest.
There is a fine cast of other speakers, including John Jaeger, who will talk about one of Ohio's most significant and interesting landscapes, the Oak Openings. Packed with rarities, the OO is a visual feast and an Eden for the botanically inclined.
May in the Oak Openings. Wild Lupine, Lupinus perennis, carpets a sandy knoll in an oak savanna. There are more rare plants in the Oak Openings than any other Ohio ecosystem.
The Snow Trillium, Trillium nivale, are beginning to bloom about the time of the Botanical Symposium, and spring is rushing northward at full tilt by then. The symposium is a wonderful way to get inspired for the coming botanical season.
Go here for registration info, and I hope to see you there.