Photographer: Derek Anderson
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"
|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|