This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Moccasin-flower, Pink lady slipper
- Poisonous Plants, Wildflowers
Very difficult to transplant; requires the presence of a specific rhizoctonia fungus
- Erect herb with glandular hairs; leaves basal or on stem, broad strap-like; flowers with large, sac-like lower lip and other, narrow, spreading flower parts, yellow, pink, white; fruit a capsule with many, minute seeds
- 8-16 in.
- Two large, oval, smooth-edged, ribbed basal leaves; hairy, 4-9 in. long
- Hollow, 2 in. pink pouch with heavy veining and a center groove; other sepals and petals are greenish brown and lance-shaped; 6-15 in. leafless flower stalk
- Dry woods especially pine and oak forests
- Poison Part:
- Glandular, irritating hairs on leaves
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Skin irritation after contact
- Toxic Principle:
- SKIN IRRITATION MINOR, OR LASTING ONLY FOR A FEW MINUTES.
- Found in:
- Forest or natural area in dry pinelands and rich woods
- Life Cycle:
NCCES plant id: 2545