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Cypripedium calceolus

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

Difficult to transplant

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:
Early summer
Height:
1-2 ft.
Foliage:
3-5 alternate leaves
Flower:
Lower yellow petal of flower is inflated to form a 1-1.5 in. pouch; spirally twisted petals
Site:
Rich wooded slopes, bogs, wet woods, shady swamps
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: 2546

Cypripedium calceolus Cypripedium calceolus