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Cypripedium kentuckiense (Southern lady's-slipper)
Cressler, Alan

Cypripedium kentuckiense

Cypripedium kentuckiense C.F. Reed

Southern Lady's-slipper, Kentucky Lady's-slipper, Ivory Lady's-slipper, Purloined Slipper

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)


USDA Symbol: CYKE2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Shape: Elliptic , Lanceolate , Ovate

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Red , Yellow , Brown
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun


USA: AL , AR , GA , KY , LA , MS , OK , TN , TX , VA

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Additional resources

USDA: Find Cypripedium kentuckiense in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Cypripedium kentuckiense in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Cypripedium kentuckiense


Record Modified: 2016-03-07
Research By: SET

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