Cypripedium fasciculatum Kellogg ex S. Watson
Clustered lady's slipper
Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)
USDA Symbol: CYFA
Several short stems in a cluster, each stem with 2 broad leaves and 2-4 drooping, brownish to greenish, bilaterally symmetrical flowers.
Each ladys slipper species attracts insects into its pouch, from which there is only one exit, past the stigma, where pollen from a previously visited flower is brushed off. Then the insect must go under one of the anthers, where new pollen is picked up. This procedure helps maintain genetic diversity, thus increasing the ability of the species to adapt to its environment.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul
DistributionUSA: CA , CO , ID , MT , OR , UT , WA , WY
Native Distribution: British Columbia south to central California and northern Colorado.
Native Habitat: Moderately high-elevation forests.
National Wetland Indicator Status
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Cypripedium fasciculatum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Cypripedium fasciculatum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Cypripedium fasciculatum
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff