Pink Lady's Slipper
Other common names:
Moccasin Flower, Pink Moccasin Flower, Stemless Lady's Slipper|
Other scientific names:
Cypripedium humile, Fissipes acaulis
Orchid Family (Orchidaceae)
Orchids, Lady's Slippers
Classic Lady Slipper flower shape; pink.
Showy Lady's Slipper (Cypripedium reginae) - larger; pouch light pink or almost white.
Summer; Red/Pink; Irregular flowers; Pink, hollow pouch-shaped, deep cleft in center. Late spring - summer.
Two oval basal leaves, standing up.
15-38 cm (6-15 in)
Wet Areas; Dry or moist woods, usually under Oak or Pine trees.
Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 22
Peterson's Field Guide to Wildflowers: 212
When you find this orchid, do not disturb it. DO NOT transplant it - it will not survive. This orchid is disappearing in the wild partly due to misguided attempts to transplant it, also due to habitat loss and intrusion by people who want to view these beautiful flowers.
Origin and Meaning of Names:
Scientific Name: acaule: stemless
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