Calflora
Taxon  Report   1333 
Calypso bulbosa  (L.) Oakes
Fairy slipper,  Fairyslipper orchid
Calypso bulbosa
© 2009 Aaron Schusteff
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Calypso bulbosa
© 2004 Steve Matson
Calypso bulbosa
© 1995 Saint Mary's College of California
Calypso bulbosa, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Calypso bulbosa
© 2000 William Leonard
Family: ORCHIDACEAE  
Genus: Calypso
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities:
Redwood Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, wetland-riparian
Wetlands: Arid West: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
 
More information about  Calypso bulbosa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Photos and ID tips from PlantID.net

YouTube:  Time Lapse of Flower Development and Seed Setting.

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation (ITIS)

USDA PLANTS Profile (CABU)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

Search the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 18, 2017).

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