This is the pink-and-white ladyslipper, a gorgeous orchid that is the Minnesota state flower. (I did not take this photo, it's from the Internet.) I live next door to Minn., and am dying to find and photograph this flower! I have high hopes of doing so, and also of traveling into Montana and Wyoming this summer to find flowers that grow in those states but not here in S. Dakota.
I know it still may be a bit premature, but I'm also hoping that I'll find the first flowers of spring this weekend, here...or at least one!