Muhlenberg ex Willdenow
Small White Lady's-slipper
|Location||Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan.|
Marly soil of fens. Shade intolerant. Decreasing due to invasion of their open habitat by woody shrubs. In southern Ontario, now only located on the delta islands of Lake St. Clair in open wet prairies, and at Stoco Fen in Hastings County, located in marshy openings.
|Flowering Season||Late May to early June|
Height to 25cm.
Undoubtably the rarest of the lady’s-slippers in Ontario. It has declined throughout most of its range, becoming rare as a result of drainage of wetlands and conversion of prairies to agricultural land.
Orchids of Ontario
© Royal Botanical Gardens, Dr. Donald Gunn Image Collection.