Some flowers are beautifully exotic. And some are so rare; they get protection as good as that of a queen! The lone standing lady’s slipper orchid, which is a least 100 years old, is all due to bloom in the next few weeks. And such a class this lady belongs to that she gets 24-hour police protection from possible poachers! Protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, these rare flowers, deemed to be extinct in 1917, today can fetch up to $7,420. No wonder the police are considering spending thousands of pounds on CCTV cameras to keep a constant watch on the site in the north of England.
There were purple and yellow variation tried, but with failed results.