Cypripedium acaule: Pink Lady’s Slipper, Moccasin Flower
Location: Holliday Lake State Park: Lakeshore Trail, Dogwood Trail; Bear Creek Lake: Channel Cat Trail
Bloom Period: May
Habitat: Mixed hardwood coniferous forests with acidic soil, deep humus
- Only Lady’s Slipper without stem leaves
- Seeds do not have food supply inside; to grow, seeds need a fungus to break them open, attach themselves, and supply nutrients
- Plants live 20 or more years
- Plants need several years to recover from blooming.