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


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Cypripedium kentuckiense   FAMILY Orchidaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Kentucky Yellow Lady's Slipper


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image of Cypripedium kentuckiense, Kentucky Yellow Lady's Slipper

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_c_kentuckiense

May        

Purple-brown sepals & twisted petals; the lip a creamy to dull yellow pouch, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cypripedium kentuckiense   FAMILY Orchidaceae

 

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3630

Forb
Perennial

Native to Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare

Look for it in sandy ravine bottoms and springhead seeps along small streams, 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
Cream/ Pale yellow
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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