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Mountain Lady's Slipper

Cypripedium montanum



First Noted by Expedition
June 30, 1805, at Lolo Hot Springs, Montana.
 

Description
A leafy plant with few stems in a clump, and near the top 1-3 white and dull purple bilaterally symmetrical flowers. Flowers dull purple, 1.3-3 in (3.1-7.5 cm) long. Leaves 2-6 in (5-15 cm) long, ovate. Height: 8-28 in (20-70 cm).
 

Habitat
Dry or moist, open or lightly shaded, brushy or wooded valleys and slopes.
 

Range
Alaska to northern California, northern Idaho, and northwestern Wyoming.
 

Note
The plants of the genus Cypripedium have glandular hairs on the leaves and stems that can cause a rash, similar to poison ivy rash, upon contact.

Species information from enature.com
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