Sparrow's Egg Lady's Slipper
|Location||Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon, North West Territories.|
Subarctic species found only in the Canadian provinces and Alaska; not found anywhere in the United States. Found in Hudson and James Bay lowlands and the north shore of Lake Superior; inhabits moist, evergreen forests or sandy, gravelly shores of rivers; tolerates both acidic and calcareous conditions.
|Flowering Season||June to August.|
Height to 30 cm. Stem erect.
A rare species first collected in 1820 in 'Arctic America' by a surgeon-scientist on the Franklin Polar Sea Expedition. Unique among Cypripedium in its strong tendency to self-pollinate.
Guide to Orchids of North America
© Royal Botanical Gardens, Dr. Donald Gunn Image Collection.