Cypripedium calceolus L.

European Yellow Lady's Slipper Orchid

Family: Orchidaceae

Genus: Cypripedium

Category: Perennial

Size: Stems to 12" tall

Exposure: Part Shade


Yellow flowers, 1 to 3 per stem, fragrant. 3 to 5 leaves, to 5" long, lance-shpaed to oval. Well-drained soil.

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Published in Sp. Pl. 2: 951 in 1753.

Native to Asia and Europe.

Some authors classify this species as the Cypripedium parviflorum of North America.


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