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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5) Pink lady's slipper, stemless lady's slipper, or moccasin flower (Cypripedium acaule).
The plants get their name (and their nickname, moccasin flower) from the shoe-shaped lower petal, a bulbous pouch with a deep ridge in the front: an enticing, one-way path for pollinators.
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.