Photographer: Merel R. Black
Cypripedium parviflorum Salisb. var. makasin (Farw.) Sheviak
small yellow lady's-slipper
Cypripedium: incorrect Latinization of ancient Greek words meaning "Venus's shoe"
parviflorum: Latin for "small flower"
|Status: ||Special Concern|
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 8"-30" tall forb|
|Flower: ||6-parted; pouch 3/4"- 1 1/8" long, yellow, often with purple veins; sepals usually twisted, green-yellow to purple-brown; inflorescence 1 or 2 flowers; blooms May-June|
|Leaf:||mostly surrounding the stem, oval|
|Habitat: ||wet to moist; conifer swamps, fens|
|Notes: ||differs from C. p. var. pubescens by having a smaller pouch, darker sepals, and occurring less often in upland sites|