Cypripedium candidum Muhl. ex Willd.
Family: Orchidaceae
small white lady's-slipper,  more...
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Etymology: Cypripedium: incorrect Latinization of ancient Greek words meaning "Venus's shoe"
Plants: erect, perennial, 6"-16" tall forb
Leaves: lower leaves a few clasping scales, the 3-5 upper leaves lance-like to narrowly elliptical, often overlapping at the base
Flowers: 6-parted, pouch 1/2"-1 1/4" long, white with violet veins inside; sepals twisted, greenish, often with red stripes; solitary flower; blooms May-June
Habitat: wet to moist; wet prairies; in limy soil
Conservation Status: Threatened
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Derek Anderson  
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