Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2293

Forb
Perennial

Native: north of the Carolinas & Georgia (doubtfully to NC)
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

Look for it over circumneutral to basic rocks, or (allegedly) in mossy wet forests under Rhododendron, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White/Mauve
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
3 sepals, two lateral and one dorsal
3 petals, the two lateral similar and a third (the lip) enlarged
stamens and pistil fused together into a column
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Asparagales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Cypripedium reginae   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cypripedium reginae   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 049-01-003:
Cypripedium reginae   FAMILY Orchidaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Showy Lady's Slipper, Queen Lady's Slipper