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Cypripedium montanum Douglas ex Lindl.
Mountain Lady's Slipper
Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)
USDA Symbol: CYMO2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)
A leafy plant with few stems in a clump, and near the top 1-3 white and dull purple bilaterally symmetrical flowers, 1 in each upper leaf axil.
Most Lady's Slippers are handsome plants, all the more charming because of the mystique and romance surrounding Orchids. So many species have been dug up that most are now rare in the wild. Although many enthusiasts try to cultivate these plants as ornamentals, they will die in the garden.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul
DistributionUSA: AK , CA , ID , MT , OR , WA , WY
Canada: AB , BC , SK
Native Distribution: Alaska to northern California, northern Idaho, and northwestern Wyoming.
Native Habitat: Dry or moist, open or lightly shaded, brushy or wooded valleys and slopes.
National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Cypripedium montanum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Cypripedium montanum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Cypripedium montanum
MetadataRecord Modified: 2013-06-21
Research By: TWC Staff