Flora of Mount Holyokeby Karen Searcy
Taxonomy
Pink Lady's Slipper
Cypripedium acaule Acid woods
Orchidaceae
Flowering PeriodMay - June
(c) TB
HabitatAcid woods, typically under pine
Height8 - 16 inches flower stalk
DescriptionHerbaceous perennial with large bilaterally symmetrical flower with a large pink (1 - 2 inches long) hollow, pouched lower petal or lip. A single flower is produced on the end of a leafless stalk.
LeavesThis orchid only produces two broad, basal leaves.
DistributionHerbaceous perennial with large bilaterally symmetrical flower with a large pink (1 - 2 inches long) hollow, pouched lower petal or lip. A single flower is produced on the end of a leafless stalk.
NotesIn a few populations the lip is white rather than pink.