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Plant Details

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

Large Yellow Lady's-slipper, Whippoorwill Shoes

Scientific Name:

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

Common Name:

Large Yellow Lady's-slipper, Whippoorwill Shoes

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow

Size in Feet:

3

Light:

Shade

Soil Moisture:

mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

April - May - June

Bloom Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Rich mesic forests. Common in NC Mountains, uncommon in Piedmont.

State Rank:

S3: Vulnerable (*)

Global Rank:

G_T_: Subspecies or Variety Rank (add status to NOTES section) (*)

State Status:

Exploited (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

NC Natural Heritage Program Global Rank: G5T5

New Growth

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Tom Harville

New shoots

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Tom Harville

Bud

David McAdoo

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Bloom

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David McAdoo

Plants

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Tom Harville

Bloom with Seed Pod

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David McAdoo

Spent Bloom

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Tom Harville

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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