Cypripedium reginae Walter

Showy Lady's Slipper, Queen Lady's Slipper

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Family: Orchidaceae

Genus: Cypripedium

Category: Houseplant

Description: 

7 leaves with undulating margins. Blooms spring to autumn. Terminal inflorescence. Flowers to 4" diameter, variable colors.

History: 

Published in Fl. Carol. (Walter) 222 in 1788.

Synonym Cypripedium spectabile Salisb. - pictured in Edwards's Bot. Reg. 20: 1666 in 1835.

Synonym Cypripedium album Aiton - pictured in Bot. Mag. 6: 216 in 1793.

Native to the US.

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