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Cypripedium

Common Name(s):

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sip-rih-PEE-dee-um
This plant has medium severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Very difficult to transplant. 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

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#white#yellow#poisonous#partial shade#perennial#pink flowers#shade tolerant#NC native#spring interest#wildflower garden
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#white#yellow#poisonous#partial shade#perennial#pink flowers#shade tolerant#NC native#spring interest#wildflower garden
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Cypripedium
    Family:
    Orchidaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Northern Hemisphere to Central America
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Perennial
    Poisonous
    Wildflower
  • Cultural Conditions:
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Description:
    Fruit is a capsule with many minute seeds
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Pink
    White
    Flower Description:
    flowers with large, sac-like lower lip and other, narrow, spreading flower parts, yellow, pink, white;
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Woodland
    Problems:
    Poisonous to Humans
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Medium
    Poison Symptoms:
    Skin irritation minor, or lasting only for a few minutes
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Unidentified
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    Yes
    Poison Part:
    Leaves