Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3630

Forb
Perennial

Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare

Look for it in sandy ravine bottoms and springhead seeps along small streams, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Cream/ Pale 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 kentuckiense   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cypripedium kentuckiense   FAMILY Orchidaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Kentucky Yellow Lady's Slipper