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Prefers acid soil. Habitats include swamps, sphagnum bogs, dry woods and sand dunes.
Newfoundland and Quebec west to Alberta, south to NJ and northern IN, south along mountains and the coastal plain to SC and AL.
Perennial. Leaves 2, basal, sparsely hairy; no stem leaves. Lip inflated, pink, occasionally white to purplish; petals yellow-green to brownish, lanceolate, the lower 2 sepals united.
Flowers late May to June
Wetland indicator: Facultative Wetland
The only pink lady's slipper that lacks cauline (stem) leaves.
Gleason, Henry A.
and A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States
and Adjacent Canada. Second Ed.
The New York Botanical Garden. Bronx, NY
Swink, F. and G.
Wilhelm. 1994. Plants of the Chicago Region.
Indiana Academy of Science. The Morton Arboretum. Lisle, Illinois.
Michael Hough © 2004