Showy Lady's Slipper
Other common names:
Queen Lady's Slipper|
Other scientific names:
Cypripedium album, Cypripedium spectabile
Orchid Family (Orchidaceae)
Orchids, Lady's Slippers
Large showy flowers. Bogs. Fuzzy leaves and stem.
Pink Lady's Slipper (Cypripedium acaule) - flower pink, with a dent up the middle front.
Summer; White, Red/Pink; Irregular flowers; White-pink, large (1-2" long), showy. Early summer.
Alternate leaves, fuzzy.
20-45 cm (8-18 in)
Wet Areas; Swamps & bogs.
Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 38
Peterson's Field Guide to Wildflowers: 14, 212
ROM Field Guide to Wildflowers of Ontario: 89
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.
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