Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Cypripedium candidum Muhl. ex Willd. image
Photographer: Derek Anderson           

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Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Jeff Hapeman
Family Orchidaceae
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"
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Status: Threatened
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
(Glossary)

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