Lady’s Slipper – Yellow

Cypripedium calceolus

Family Orchid (Orchidaceae)
Bloom Late spring, early summer
Habitat Wet, shade, forest, swamps, marshes
Status Native – PROTECTED Michigan Wildflower
Cycle Perennial
Height 4-24″
Flower Each plant has 1-2 fragrant, muddy yellow flowers. Each flower is an inflated pouch surrounded by 4 brownish purple petals (actually 2 petals and 2 sepals) which are twisted appearing like a cork screw.
Leaf Basal leaves up to 8″ long with many deep parallel veins. Leaves alternate and clasp the stem.
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