Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2724

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare

Look for it in mesic forests, seepy forests over amphibolite, other habitats, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow
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 parviflorum var. parviflorum   FAMILY Orchidaceae

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cypripedium parviflorum var. parviflorum   FAMILY Orchidaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 049-01-002?:
Cypripedium calceolus var. pubescens   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Cypripedium calceolus var. parviflorum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Cypripedium parviflorum

 

COMMON NAME:
Small Yellow Lady's Slipper


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image of Cypripedium parviflorum var. parviflorum

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_c_parviflorium_2

April    Gilmer-Murray Counties    GA

Leaves alternate, usually 3, mostly sheathing, pleated, hairy, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Cypripedium parviflorum var. parviflorum

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_c_parviflorum_10

April        

image of Cypripedium parviflorum var. parviflorum

Ben Geer Keys    bgk427_b

May        

image of Cypripedium parviflorum var. parviflorum

Keith Bradley    kab_c_parviflorum_7666

May    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Lateral petals & sepals dark reddish-brown, yellow pouch less than 1" long, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.