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Cypripedium parviflorum var.pubescens

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Chuck-NH, May 20, 2018.

  1. Chuck-NH

    Chuck-NH Well-Known Member

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    it is finally Spring in New Hampshire (USA). This variety of native orchid is known as the "Large Yellow Lady Slipper".

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    RustyExotics Nicholas - It's a terrestrial thing

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    Amazing! I've done a lot of of research on the native orchids in my area (I've gone to college in North Carolina for the past two years), and technically Cypripedium parviflorum var. pubescens and var. parviflorum both grow here, but I've never been lucky enough to find one. I'm going on a "botanical trip" in about a month, so fingers crosses that I can find some!
     
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    Gorgeous! Nicholas, when I was doing a postdoc in Duke, I've seen C. acaule in W. NC when I was backpacking around there (I forgot exactly where, though). My friend posted a photo of C. parvilforum pretty close to the city of Durham.
     
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    RustyExotics Nicholas - It's a terrestrial thing

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    I might have to visit Durham then! I have two small colonies of C. acaule that I've actually been monitoring and recording their growth and flowering habits for the past two years. It's been kind of a fun "side-project" of mine, so I'm always interested in finding new colonies to monitor.

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    Chuck-NH Well-Known Member

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    C. acaule is very abundant in my area. The number of plants within 10-20 ft of my road numbers in the hundreds. I do avoid disturbing them as much as possible. They have just started to bloom so have not fully colored up.
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    Beautiful!