Pink Lady's-slipper, Stemless Lady's-slipper
|Location||Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Northwest Territories.|
Found in a variety of shaded, acidic habitats, both wet and dry, in boreal and temperate regions. For example, in the Bruce Peninsula area, it grows mostly in acid conifer-dominated swamps or wooded bogs. It can also be found growing in dry sandy or rocky places if the soil requirements are right, particularly under Jack Pines in the northern part of the Bruce Peninsula. Also located in White Pine stands along Lake Erie.
|Flowering Season||Mid to end of May until early July.|
Height 10 - 59cm. Short, underground stem from which two or, rarely, three dark green, strongly veined basal leaves rise, sheathing the scape.
Requires very definite environmental conditions, rarely surviving transplanting to gardens. Root system extends approximately a meter in opposite directions from the plant, and cannot withstand severance in order to transplant.
Orchids of Ontario
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