Photographer: Derek Anderson
Cypripedium reginae Walter
queen lady's-slipper, showy lady's-slipper
Cypripedium: incorrect Latinization of ancient Greek words meaning "Venus's shoe"
reginae: Latin for "of the queen"
|Status: ||Special Concern|
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 16"-40" tall forb, hairy; stems leafy|
|Flower: ||6-parted; pouch 1"- 2" long, white with pink, streaked with dark red outside, purple inside; petals and sepals white, flat, oblong; inflorescence of 1-3 flowers; blooms June-July|
|Leaf:||elliptical, clasping, heavily ribbed, hairy|
|Habitat: ||wet; woods, bogs, fens, conifer swamps of mostly cedar|
|Notes: ||skin irritant|