Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

Look for it in rich mesic forests, per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...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. pubescens   FAMILY Orchidaceae

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

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Large Yellow Lady's Slipper