Cypripedium parviflorum var. makasin (Farw.) Sheviak  
Family: Orchidaceae
small yellow lady's-slipper
Cypripedium parviflorum var. makasin image
Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Etymology: Cypripedium: incorrect Latinization of ancient Greek words meaning "Venus's shoe"
Plants: erect, perennial, 8"-30" tall forb
Leaves: mostly surrounding the stem, oval
Flowers: 6-parted; pouch 3/4"- 1 1/8" long, yellow, often with purple veins; sepals usually twisted, green-yellow to purple-brown; inflorescence 1 or 2 flowers; blooms May-June
Habitat: wet to moist; conifer swamps, fens
Conservation Status: Special Concern
Cypripedium parviflorum var. makasin image
William S. Alverson  
Cypripedium parviflorum var. makasin image
Merel R. Black  
Cypripedium parviflorum var. makasin image
Robert Bierman  
Cypripedium parviflorum var. makasin image
Merel R. Black