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Plant Details

Cypripedium parviflorum var. parviflorum [= Cypripedium calceolus var. parviflorum]

Small Yellow Lady's-slipper

Scientific Name:

Cypripedium parviflorum var. parviflorum [= Cypripedium calceolus var. parviflorum]

Common Name:

Small Yellow Lady's-slipper

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

yellow

Size in Feet:

2.5

Light:

Shade - Part shade

Soil Moisture:

Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

April - May - June

Bloom Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

Mesic forests, seepy forests over amphibolite, other habitats. Rare in NC Mountains.

State Rank:

S1: Critically imperiled, S2: Imperiled (*)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure, G_T_: Subspecies or Variety Rank (add status to NOTES section) (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed, T: Threatened (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

NC Natural Heritage Program NC Rank: S1S2; Global Rank: G5T3T5. Vulnerable globally and locally abundant.

Closeup of Blooms

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© David R. McAdoo

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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