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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:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

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)

Habitat Description:

Dry to mesic, acid forests and woodlands, often under pine, other conifers, and/or oaks

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

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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