Photographer: Derek Anderson
Cypripedium candidum Muhl. ex Willd.
small white lady's-slipper, white lady's-slipper
Cypripedium: incorrect Latinization of ancient Greek words meaning "Venus's shoe"
candidum: from Latin for "shining white"
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 6"-16" tall forb|
|Flower: ||6-parted, pouch 1/2"-1 1/4" long, white with violet veins inside; sepals twisted, greenish, often with red stripes; solitary flower; blooms May-June|
|Leaf:||lower leaves a few clasping scales, the 3-5 upper leaves lance-like to narrowly elliptical, often overlapping at the base|
|Habitat: ||wet to moist; wet prairies; in limy soil|