moccasin flower


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moccasin flower

moccasin flower

n
(Plants) any of several North American orchids of the genus Cypripedium, with a pink solitary flower. See also lady's-slipper, cypripedium1

moc′casin flow`er


n.
2. a cypripedium, Cypripedium acaule, of the U.S.
[1670–80, Amer.]
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Noun1.moccasin flower - once common rose pink woodland orchid of eastern North Americamoccasin flower - once common rose pink woodland orchid of eastern North America
ladies' slipper, lady's slipper, lady-slipper, slipper orchid - any of several chiefly American wildflowers having an inflated pouchlike lip; difficult or impossible to cultivate in the garden
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Eleven species of slippers grow in North America, including five species found in New York State: the pink lady's-slipper or moccasin flower, the yellow, the ram's head, the showy and the small white lady's-slipper.
There are places for bears to den, bedding and feeding areas for deer, and coves for harvesting ginseng, ramps, bloodroot, yellow root, woolly britches (a spring green) and molly moochers (morel mushrooms), and for relishing moccasin flowers (yellow orchids), and lady's slippers (pink orchids).
Where are all of the trilliums, the moccasin flowers, the trout lilies, the Canada mayflowers?