Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Cypripedium acaule Aiton image
Photographer: Derek Anderson           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

David Lee

Jeff Hapeman

Keir Morse

R.K. Kupfer

Christopher Noll

Janice Stiefel

Janice Stiefel
Family Orchidaceae
Cypripedium acaule Aiton
moccasin-flower, pink lady's-slipper, pink moccasin-flower, small pink lady's-slipper
Cypripedium: incorrect Latinization of ancient Greek words meaning "Venus's shoe"
acaule: stemless
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 8"-16" tall forb with hairy stems
Flower: 6-parted, pouch 1 1/2"-2 1/3" long, pink with red veins, hairy inside; sepals and petals purplish brown to brown often with green stripes; solitary flower; blooms April-June
Leaf:2 basal leaves, oblong with pointed tips, heavily ribbed, clasping, undersides pale
Habitat: dry to wet; woods, swamps, pine plantations; in acidic, sandy soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Cypripedium acaule Aiton f. albiflorum E.L.Rand & Redfield
Fissipes acaulis (Aiton) Small

         
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