Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Asparagales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Kentucky Yellow Lady's Slipper
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Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_c_kentuckiense
Purple-brown sepals & twisted petals; the lip a creamy to dull yellow pouch, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.
Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - -
Look for it in sandy ravine bottoms and springhead seeps along small streams, per Weakley's Flora
Cream/ Pale yellow
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
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Wildflowers of Tennessee p392
- Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians p451