Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Cypripedium arietinum R.Br. image
Photographer: Janice Stiefel           

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Emmet J. Judziewicz

Jeff Hapeman

Jeff Hapeman

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Scott A. Milburn

Scott A. Milburn

Janice Stiefel
Family Orchidaceae
Cypripedium arietinum R.Br.
ram's-head, ram's-head lady's-slipper
Cypripedium: incorrect Latinization of ancient Greek words meaning "Venus's shoe"
arietinum: ram like (ram's head)
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Status: Threatened
Plant: erect, perennial, 4"-16" tall forb; stems with thin hairs
Flower: 6-parted, pouch 1/3"- 1" long, whitish with strong red veins becoming all dark red toward the bottom; petals and sepals purplish-brown to brown often with green stripes; solitary flower; blooms May-June
Leaf:lower 2-3 leaves just clasping scales, the 3-5 leaves above the middle stalkless, lance-like to elliptical and often folded
Habitat: wet to dry; conifer woods, often under white cedar
(Glossary)

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