Photographer: Merel R. Black
Cypripedium parviflorum Salisb. var. pubescens (Willd.) O.W.Knight
large yellow lady's-slipper
Cypripedium: incorrect Latinization of ancient Greek words meaning "Venus's shoe"
parviflorum: Latin for "small flower"
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 8"-30" tall forb|
|Flower: ||6-parted, pouch 1 1/8"- 2" 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: ||dry to moderate moisture; woods, forests|
|Notes: ||differs from C. p. var. makasin by having a bigger pouch, lighter sepals, and occurring more often in upland sites|