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Large Yellow Lady’s Slipper

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Cypripedium parviflorum

Flower Description:

Flower is a yellow, irregular pouch about 2 inches long. The rim of the mouth or upper part of the pouch as red spots of striped. Side petals are thin and typically twisted. Typically one flower per plant, and occasionally two.

Season BloomSpring -Summer
HabitatYellow Lady Slipper prefers moist sandy soil at the woodland edge. It is an endangered species in Michigan and is protected. It is not commonly for sale. It has a wide range in the United States.
Height8-30 "
Leaf DescriptionThree to six leaves per plant are long ovals, 7 inches long and 4 inches wide, toothless and pointed at the top. They have deep parallel veins.
Soil Type Wet
Light Source Partial Shade