lady's slipper


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lady's slipper

also la·dy-slip·per (lā′dē-slĭp′ər)
n.
Any of various orchids of the subfamily Cypripedioideae and especially the genus Cypripedium, having showy flowers with the lip modified into a slipperlike pouch. Also called moccasin flower.
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Noun1.lady's slipper - any of several chiefly American wildflowers having an inflated pouchlike liplady's slipper - any of several chiefly American wildflowers having an inflated pouchlike lip; difficult or impossible to cultivate in the garden
orchid, orchidaceous plant - any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors
Cypripedium, genus Cypripedium - genus of chiefly American perennial leafy-stemmed orchids: lady's slippers; sometimes includes species of genus Paphiopedilum
Cypripedium acaule, moccasin flower, nerveroot - once common rose pink woodland orchid of eastern North America
common lady's-slipper, Cypripedium album, Cypripedium reginae, showy lady slipper, showy lady's-slipper - pale pink wild orchid of northeastern America having an inflated pouchlike lip
Cypripedium arietinum, ram's-head, ram's-head lady's slipper - orchid of northern North America having a brownish-green flower and red-and-white lip suggestive of a ram's head
Cypripedium calceolus, Cypripedium parviflorum, yellow lady's slipper, yellow lady-slipper - maroon to purple-brown orchid with yellow lip; Europe, North America and Japan
California lady's slipper, Cypripedium californicum - often having many yellow-green orchids with white pouches growing along streams and seeps of southwestern Oregon and northern California
clustered lady's slipper, Cypripedium fasciculatum - clusters of several short stems each having 2 broad leaves and 2-4 drooping brownish to greenish flowers with pouches mottled with purple; British Columbia to central California and northern Colorado
Cypripedium montanum, mountain lady's slipper - leafy plant having a few stems in a clump with 1 white and dull purple flower in each upper leaf axil; Alaska to northern California and Wyoming
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Endemic species such as the pink and white lady's slipper -- Minnesota's state flower -- as well as ferns, orchids and the saplings of coniferous trees rely on the spongy layer of leaf litter.
The McHenry County Conservation District invites the public to catch a rare glimpse of the county's largest concentration of white lady's slipper orchids during the Wild Orchid Walk program from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Lady's slipper orchid Once widespread throughout Europe - now it's so rare it's illegal to even touch it without a special licence!
5) Pink lady's slipper, stemless lady's slipper, or moccasin flower (Cypripedium acaule).
Among the hikes and highlights are Tuckahoe State Park and Adkins Arboretum: lady's slipper orchids, Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway Trail: Conowingo Dam and American shad, Great Falls Tavern Walk and the Billy Goat Trail: mayflies, Catoctin Mountain Park: eastern hemlocks and hemlock wooly adelgids, and Swallow Falls State Park: black bears in Maryland.
He discovered lady's slipper orchids (cypripedium) growing beneath dwarf pine trees, but it was not clear what benefit they might have offered the pines.
The week the Lady's Slipper blooms is not a good week.
The British native Lady's Slipper Orchid was down to just one surviving plant in the first half of the 20th century but it has since been successfully propagated and reintroduced.
The Lady's Slipper Orchid was almost killed off Queen bee of the lot is the orchid, a plant that has been coveted since the moment the human race discovered it.
The Lady's Slipper Orchid almost killed off Queen bee of the lot is the orchid, a plant that has been coveted since the moment the human race discovered it.
my favourite Lady's slipper is a rare find and a touch Flash WHILE I was at the Hampton Court Flower Show recently, I was lucky enough to come face to face with a rare and incredibly exciting tropical lady's slipper orchid - Paphiopedilum St Swithin.