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Cypripedium parviflorum  Salisb.  var. makasin  (Farw.) Sheviak
Greater yellow lady's slipper
Cypripedium parviflorum var. makasin is a perennial herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 3.1 (review list).
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yellowone or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle
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Parent: Cypripedium parviflorum
Genus: Cypripedium
Family: Orchidaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Monocot
Jepson eFlora section: monocot

Toxicity: DERMATITIS

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSCypripedium pubescens var. makasin
Information about  Cypripedium parviflorum var. makasin from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (CYPAM3)

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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]. 2023. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 01/29/2023).