I can only find pictures of lady slippers in bloom, or having just bloomed.
Is this a young lady slipper (yellow or pink), or some other type of plant?
Approximately 7 inches tall.
I know they may take several years to bloom, or may not bloom every year. What do they look like in these cases?
This picture is in south etobicoke, under a deck, damp, well drained location. Other plants (weeds/grasses were around it which were just pulled, our dog goes under the deck and we are trying to minimize tick habitat).
Thank you for contacting Toronto Master Gardeners.
Unfortunately, the plant you think is a lady slipper is a Broad-leaved helleborine (Epipactis helleborine) an invasive weed species originating from Eurasia. They are fairly pervasive and can be removed.
See attached an published response in our ask a master gardener archives.