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Plant Details

Cypripedium acaule

Pink Lady's Slipper, Stemless Lady's Slipper

Scientific Name:

Cypripedium acaule

Common Name:

Pink Lady's Slipper, Stemless Lady's Slipper

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Perennial

Bloom Color(s):

Pink

Size in Feet:

1.5

Light:

Shade

Soil Moisture:

Mesic, sub-mesic,sub-xeric(*)

Bloom Time:

April - May - June - July

Bloom Area:

Statewide (Mountains, Piedmont, Coast)

State Rank:

S5 - 1000+ Extant Populations - Demonstrably secure in NC (*)

Notes:

This plant has very shallow, wide-spread roots and nearly impossible to transplant.

Plant in Bud

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Plants in Bloom

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© David R. McAdoo

Bloom Closeup

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David McAdoo

Another Tight Closeup of Bloom

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Black Mountain, May 2006
© MB Baumeister

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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