OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cypripedium candidum   FAMILY Orchidaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
White Lady's Slipper


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image of Cypripedium candidum, White Lady's Slipper

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cyca5_001_lvd

        

image of Cypripedium candidum, White Lady's Slipper

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_cyca5_007_lvd

        

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cypripedium candidum   FAMILY Orchidaceae

 

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2294

Forb
Perennial

Native: north of the Carolinas

Documented growing wild in - - -

Rare

Look for it in calcareous barrens and bluffs, 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.

 

LEAVES:
Simple

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
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:
Capsule

 

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