Calypso bulbosa (L.) Oakes

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

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  • Scientific Name

    Calypso bulbosa (L.) Oakes

  • Description

    Species Description - Scape 1–2 dm; lf-blade round-ovate, 3–5 cm, often basally cordate, the petiole about as long; sep and lateral pet pale purple (white), 1–2 cm; lip 1.5–2.3 cm, whitish, becoming yellowish toward the tip, marked with red-brown inside, the apron white, spotted with purple and crested with 3 rows of yellow hairs; column 8–12 mm. Moist coniferous woods; circumboreal, s. in Amer. to N.Y., Mich., Minn., N.M., Ariz., and Calif. May, June. (Cytherea b.) Our plants have been segregated as var. americana (R. Br.) Luer.

  • Common Names