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Stemless Lady’s slipper

Cypripède acaule, Sabot de la Vierge

Cypripedium acaule

  • Description Description Icon
    This plant grows 30-45 cm high. Its flower, usually pink, can sometimes be white. Its name comes from the shape of her swollen lip that looks like a shoe or moccasin. This orchid grows in moist places and grows best in acid soils.
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  • Interesting Fact Interesting Fact Icon
    It reproduces mainly by rhizome and don't always grow at the same place. This is the provincial floral emblem of PEI. (1) (2) Fleurs sauvages du Québec (1998). (3)