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

Small Yellow Lady's-slipper

Scientific Name:

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

Genus:

Cypripedium

Species Epithet:

parviflorum var. parviflorum

Common Name:

Small Yellow Lady's-slipper

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May, June

Growing Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

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

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S1: Critically imperiled, S2: Imperiled (*Key)

Global Rank:

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

State Status:

No NC Status Listed, T: Threatened (*Key)

Notes:

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

Closeup of Blooms

image

© David R. McAdoo

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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