Orchid, Lady Slipper (Cypripedium spp.)

ORCHID, LADY SLIPPER
(Cypripedium spp.)
A.K.A.
Slipper Orchid, Lady’s Slipper, Moccasin Flower, Camel’s Foot, Squirrel Foot, Steeple Cap, Venus’ Shoes, Whippoorwill Shoe, Sparrow’s-egg Lady’s-slipper, Spotted Lady’s-slipper, and Franklin’s Lady’s-slipper
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Orchid-Lady-Slipper-Lady Slipper Orchard

Most slipper Orchards have and erect elongated stem, with leaves growing from around its base or along it’s length. The stems and leaves have glandular hairs, which are poisonous to the touch. The leaves are usually long, slightly narrow and come to a point  at the end. The flowers are made up of three acute petals with the center one forming into a striking slipper-shaped lip in a different color. The flowers also have unique  childlike staminoide over above slipper.

Distribution:
Native to Alaska, Western and Central Canada it’s range extends south to the Glacier National Park in Montana.

Conditions of Poisoning:
Skin contact

Toxic Principle:
Quinone, Cypripedin

Clinical Symptoms:
The leaves and stems have glandular hairs and can cause blisters, severe , dermatitis, and weeping.

IMMEDIATELY SEE YOUR VET FOR TREATMENT OPTIONS
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