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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Cypripedium montanum Dougl. ex Lindl.
Mountain lady's slipper
USDA Symbol: CYMO2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
A leafy plant with few stems in a clump, and near the top 1-3 white and dull purple bilaterally symmetrical flowers, 1 in each upper leaf axil.
Most Ladys Slippers are handsome plants, all the more charming because of the mystique and romance surrounding Orchids. So many species have been dug up that most are now rare in the wild. Although many enthusiasts try to cultivate these plants as ornamentals, they will die in the garden.
Bloom InformationBloom Time: May , Jun , Jul
AK , CA , ID , MT , OR , WA , WY Canada: AB
, SK Native Distribution:
Alaska to northern California, northern Idaho, and northwestern Wyoming. Native Habitat:
Dry or moist, open or lightly shaded, brushy or wooded valleys and slopes. USDA Native Status: L48(N), AK(N), CAN(N)
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
- Santa Barbara, CA
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff