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


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image of Cypripedium parviflorum var. pubescens, Large Yellow Lady's Slipper

JK Marlow    jkm120421_255

April    Hendersonvlle County    NC

Holmes Educational Forest

image of Cypripedium parviflorum var. pubescens, Large Yellow Lady's Slipper

JK Marlow    jkm120421_274

April    Hendersonvlle County    NC

Holmes Educational Forest

image of Cypripedium parviflorum var. pubescens, Large Yellow Lady's Slipper

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, Large Yellow Lady's Slipper

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, Large Yellow Lady's Slipper

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, Large Yellow Lady's Slipper

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, Large Yellow Lady's Slipper

JK Marlow    jkm160421_335

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Cypripedium parviflorum var. pubescens, Large Yellow Lady's Slipper

JK Marlow    jkm160421_336

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Cypripedium parviflorum var. pubescens, Large Yellow Lady's Slipper

Ben Geer Keys    bgk427_c

May        

image of Cypripedium parviflorum var. pubescens, Large Yellow Lady's Slipper

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, Large Yellow Lady's Slipper

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, Large Yellow Lady's Slipper

Ben Geer Keys    bgk427_a

May?