Lady’s Slipper – Pink

Cypripedium acaule

Family Orchid (Orchidaceae)
Bloom Late spring, early summer
Habitat Dry, shade, forest
Status Native – Protected Michigan Wildflower – Do Not Disturb
Cycle Perennial
Height 6-15″
Flower Flower is a single, nodding pink inflated lower pouch or “slipper” with red veins and a groove down the middle.
Leaf There is a pair of deep-veined basal leaves up to 10″ long found on the ground.
Notes Fruit is an erect pod-like container 1-2″ long. Plants are often found in colonies.

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