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Cypripedium acaule

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Moccasin-flower, Pink lady slipper
Categories:
Poisonous Plants, Wildflowers
Comment:

Very difficult to transplant; requires the presence of a specific rhizoctonia fungus

Description:
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
Season:
Spring
Height:
8-16 in.
Foliage:
Two large, oval, smooth-edged, ribbed basal leaves; hairy, 4-9 in. long
Flower:
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
Site:
Dry woods especially pine and oak forests
Poison Part:
Glandular, irritating hairs on leaves
Poison Delivery Mode:
Dermatitis
Symptoms:
Skin irritation after contact
Toxic Principle:
Unidentified
Severity:
SKIN IRRITATION MINOR, OR LASTING ONLY FOR A FEW MINUTES.
Found in:
Forest or natural area in dry pinelands and rich woods
Life Cycle:
Perennial

NCCES plant id: 2545

Cypripedium acaule Cypripedium acaule