lady-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-slipper - any of several chiefly American wildflowers having an inflated pouchlike liplady-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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And upon discovering a rare white lady-slipper in the woods near his New England home, Raymo is led to remark on its beauty: "The galaxies and the stars were created to bring forth this single plant.
Culture of lady-slipper orchids, by Bergan Todd, an American Orchid Society judge from Salem.
My own experience with native orchids began when I was a boy growing up on a farm in Saskatchewan where the yellow lady-slipper was an uncommon, but unforgettable wildflower.