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Lady Slipper (Pink)

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Cypripedium acaule
Lady Slipper (Pink)


They are found in bogs and wet woods especially in pine forests.


It has one flower. It is a pink, hollow pouch with darker pink veins. It has a bare stem with long, large, leaves attached at the bottom. They bloom May through July. Also called, moccasin flower.

Taxonomic Features (Traits) for Identification

  • Flower Type: Irregular flower
  • Flower Color: Pink to white
  • Leaf Arrangement: Around the base only
  • Plant Type: Wildflower (Medium - 6-8 inches)
  • Leaf Type: Long, narrow and entire (smooth edge)
Lady Slipper (Pink)

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