Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Cypripedium parviflorum Salisb. var. makasin (Farw.) Sheviak image
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Family Orchidaceae
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"
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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

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Cypripedium calceolus L. var. parviflorum auct. mult.
Cypripedium pubescens Willd. var. makasin Farw.

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