Taxon  Report   2594 
Cypripedium californicum  A. Gray
California lady's slipper
Cypripedium californicum, a monocot, is a perennial herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California and to Oregon.

It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 4.2 (limited distribution).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

 

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Cypripedium californicum
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Cypripedium californicum
© 1998 John Game
Cypripedium californicum
© 2006 David McClurg
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian
Habitat: riparian, streambanks, seeps, bogs/fens [CNPS Inventory]
Wetlands:Occurs almost always under natural conditions in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Toxicity: DERMATITIS   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   4.5 (broad endemic)   [Safford et al 2005]
Family: ORCHIDACEAE  
Genus: Cypripedium
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
 
 Information about  Cypripedium californicum  from other sources:
USDA PLANTS Profile (CYCA4)

Nursery availability and horticultural info on CNPLX

Photos on CalPhotos / Flickr / Google Images

website references on Google

Jepson eFlora (TJM2)

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation. on the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

Search the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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]. 2014. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jul 25, 2014).

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