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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]

Genus:

Cypripedium

Species Epithet:

parviflorum var. pubescens

Common Name:

Large Yellow Lady's-slipper, Whippoorwill Shoes

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, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

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

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:

S3: Vulnerable (*Key)

Global Rank:

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

State Status:

Exploited (*Key)

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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