Moccasin flower (Cypripedium acaule)
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Species: Cypripedium acaule
Common Name: Moccasin flower
Status: Endangered, Illinois; Commercially
Exploited, Endangered, Tennessee
Range: Eastern United States and Canada
Artist: Catherine Kopper
Artist Home Country: United States
This orchid does not transplant well due to a relationship with a soil fungus not common in home gardens. Once established in suitable habitat, with a large root system it can live for decades.
A specimen of Moccasin flower (Cypripedium acaule) from the museum's herbarium collection: