Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
My favorite plant is the pink ladyslipper (Cypripedium acaule). First off, it's an orchid... and orchids are just pretty cool. Second, it was one of the first wildflowers I ever found that really "awed" me. When I found a large patch as a kid, I was so excited and couldn't wait to show my family. I picked a large "bouquet" to take to my Great Grandmother for her birthday. Little did I know at the time how detrimental that was for those plants. Luckily, that population is still thriving today and doesn't seem to have been all that affected by my childhood ignorance.