I found out the name of this exotic flower I found in the woods on one of my hikes this week. Pink Ladies Slipper, a member of the orchid family!! I thought this looked like a orchid when I saw it.
(Orchids often have swollen, ball-shaped tubers that were regarded in traditional practices as having medicinal value. The root of lady's slipper was used as a remedy for nervousness, tooth pain, and muscle spasms. In the 1800s and 1900s it, and other orchids, were widely used as a substitute for the European plant valerian for sedative properties.)
Isn't this interesting? I took this from this sitehttp://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/plant-of-the-week/cypripedium_acaule.shtml if you are interested in reading more about this beautiful and other wildlife plants.