This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Yellow lady slipper
- Poisonous Plants, Wildflowers
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
- Early summer
- 1-2 ft.
- 3-5 alternate leaves
- Lower yellow petal of flower is inflated to form a 1-1.5 in. pouch; spirally twisted petals
- Rich wooded slopes, bogs, wet woods, shady swamps
- 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: 2546