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Plant Details

Cypripedium reginae

Showy Lady'-slipper, Queen Lady's-slipper

Scientific Name:

Cypripedium reginae

Common Name:

Showy Lady'-slipper, Queen Lady's-slipper

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Native/Alien:

US Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

White & Pink

Size in Feet:

2.5

Light:

Sun, part-sun

Soil Moisture:

Sub-hydric(*)

Bloom Time:

May - June

Bloom Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

Fens, seepage swamps, and mesic forests, over circumneutral to basic rocks, or (allegedly) in mossy wet forests under Rhododendron. Presence in NC is questionable.

State Rank:

SNA: Not Applicable (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed, G4 - Apparently Secure, G5 - Secure (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed, W4: Watch List: Rare but Believed Not Native (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

Native presence in NC questionable. NC Natural Heritage Program Global Rank: G4G5

Plants in Bloom

image

© David R. McAdoo

Closeup of Bloom

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© David R. McAdoo

In White - Cypripedium reginae alba

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© David R. McAdoo

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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