Large yellow lady’s slipper, Small yellow lady’s slipper (Cypripedium parviflorum var. pubescens, Cypripedium parviflorum var. makasin)

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Illustration of Cypripedium parviflorum var.
pubescens, Cypripedium
parviflorum var. makasin by Kathleen Garness

Species: Cypripedium parviflorum var. pubescens, Cypripedium parviflorum var. makasin
Common Name:Large yellow lady’s slipper,
Small yellow lady’s slipper
Status: Large: Endangered, New Mexico, Rhode Island, Washington. Small: Endangered, Illinois,
Massachusetts,New Hampshire, New York,
Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island
Range: United States and Canada

Map of east Asia illustrating the range of Cypripedium parviflorum var.
pubescens, Cypripedium
parviflorum var. makasin

Artist: Kathleen Garness
Artist Home Country: Korea
Medium: Watercolor

All lady’s slipper orchids lure insects into their
pouches to assist in pollination.



A specimen of Large yellow lady's slipper, Small yellow lady's slipper (Cypripedium parviflorum var. pubescens, Cypripedium parviflorum var. makasin) from the museum's herbarium collection:

National Herbarium preserved specimen of Cypripedium parviflorum var.
pubescens, Cypripedium
parviflorum var. makasin