OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Asparagales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Cypripedium reginae   FAMILY Orchidaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cypripedium reginae   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 049-01-003:
Cypripedium reginae   FAMILY Orchidaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Showy Lady's Slipper, Queen Lady's Slipper


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image of Cypripedium reginae, Showy Lady's Slipper, Queen Lady's Slipper

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cyre6_001_lvd

        

image of Cypripedium reginae, Showy Lady's Slipper, Queen Lady's Slipper

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_cyre6_010_lvd

        

image of Cypripedium reginae, Showy Lady's Slipper, Queen Lady's Slipper

Jeff Ausmus    jma_cypreg2

June    Ogemaw County    MI

Rifle River Recreation Area

Pouch-like lip of flower pink and white (rarely all white), per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Cypripedium reginae, Showy Lady's Slipper, Queen Lady's Slipper

Jeff Ausmus    jma_cypreg3

June    Monroe County    MI

In cultivation

Lateral petals and dorsal sepal white, not twisted, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Cypripedium reginae, Showy Lady's Slipper, Queen Lady's Slipper

Jeff Ausmus    jma_cypreg5

June    Ogemaw County    MI

Rifle River Recreation Area

Each plant usually with 3-7 leaves, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Cypripedium reginae, Showy Lady's Slipper, Queen Lady's Slipper

Jeff Ausmus    jma_cypreg6

June    Ogemaw County    MI

Rifle River Recreation Area

The plant is glandular-hirsute throughout, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Cypripedium reginae, Showy Lady's Slipper, Queen Lady's Slipper

Jeff Ausmus    jma_cypreg7

June    Ogemaw County    MI

Rifle River Recreation Area

Leaves 1-24cm long, 6-15cm wide, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Cypripedium reginae, Showy Lady's Slipper, Queen Lady's Slipper

Jeff Ausmus    jma_cypreg8

June    Ogemaw County    MI

Rifle River Recreation Area

image of Cypripedium reginae, Showy Lady's Slipper, Queen Lady's Slipper

Jim Fowler    jafcypreginae_1050710

July        Manitoba, Canada

Sepals are white, round-oval, 1.2-1.8" long, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Cypripedium reginae, Showy Lady's Slipper, Queen Lady's Slipper

Jim Fowler    jafcypreginae_2050710

July        Manitoba, Canada

Petals white, spreading, narrowly oblong. Lip is a white-streaked rose pouch, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Cypripedium reginae, Showy Lady's Slipper, Queen Lady's Slipper

Jeff Ausmus    jma_cypreg

August    Mackinac County    MI

Sault Ste Marie State Forest Area: Brevort Township

Capsule ellipsoid, 3-4.5cm long and about 1.5cm in diameter, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Cypripedium reginae   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cypripedium reginae   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 049-01-003:
Cypripedium reginae   FAMILY Orchidaceae

 

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2293

Forb
Perennial

Native: north of the Carolinas & Georgia (doubtfully to NC)

Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

Look for it over circumneutral to basic rocks, or (allegedly) in mossy wet forests under Rhododendron, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

partial shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White/Mauve
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
3 sepals, two lateral and one dorsal
3 petals, the two lateral similar and a third (the lip) enlarged
stamens and pistil fused together into a column
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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