The lady's slipper should be left where it is found for it does not do well at all being transplanted. The writer's mother told that to her children. It is vanishing from its usual range.
They interact with a fungus in the soil where they are found and the seeds require threads of the fungus to break open the seeds and attach them to it.
It takes up to 16 years for the lady's slipper to produce its first bloom.
It is illegal to pick or dig up a lady's slipper. Enjoy one and leave it for someone else to enjoy.
Considering the binomial Cypripedium caleolus we find that caleolus is Latin for little shoe. Also we find that Cypripedium is Latin for sock or Venus' shoe.