Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


427

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

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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


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image of Cypripedium parviflorum var. pubescens

JK Marlow    jkm120421_255

April    Hendersonvlle County    NC

Holmes Educational Forest

image of Cypripedium parviflorum var. pubescens

JK Marlow    jkm120421_274

April    Hendersonvlle County    NC

Holmes Educational Forest

image of Cypripedium parviflorum var. pubescens

JK Marlow    jkm120421_282

April    Hendersonvlle County    NC

Holmes Educational Forest

Fruit an ellipsoid capsule 1.0-1.5" long, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Cypripedium parviflorum var. pubescens

JK Marlow    jkm120421_291

April    Hendersonvlle County    NC

Holmes Educational Forest

Sepals and twisted petals are greenish-yellow, spreading, and lance-shaped, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Cypripedium parviflorum var. pubescens

JK Marlow    jkm120421_301

April    Hendersonvlle County    NC

Holmes Educational Forest

Leaves hairy, pleated, 4-8" long and half as wide, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Cypripedium parviflorum var. pubescens

JK Marlow    jkm150423_624b

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The lip forms the bright yellow pouch that is purple-spotted within, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Cypripedium parviflorum var. pubescens

JK Marlow    jkm160421_335

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Cypripedium parviflorum var. pubescens

JK Marlow    jkm160421_336

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Cypripedium parviflorum var. pubescens

Ben Geer Keys    bgk427_c

May        

image of Cypripedium parviflorum var. pubescens

Kevin Adams    kcacypripediumpubesc_w20

May        NC-TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Sepals & lateral petals greenish-brown/brownish-yellow, pouch 1" or more, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Cypripedium parviflorum var. pubescens

Ron Lance    rwl_cypr_pubescens

May    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

3-5 leaves, mostly sheathed, widely spaced on the stem, pleated, hairy, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Cypripedium parviflorum var. pubescens

Ben Geer Keys    bgk427_a

May?