Special Closure

Due to the 58th Presidential Inauguration, the U.S. Botanic Garden will be closed January 18-21, 2017. We will reopen at 10 a.m. on January 22.

Pink lady-slipper

Plant Botanical Name: 
Cypripedium acaule
USBG Plant Location: 
Not in Bloom
Sunlight: 
Some shade
Plant Soil Type: 
Acidic loamy soil
Plant Moisture Requirements: 
Low
Plant Threat Level: 
Threatened

Pink lady-slipper has a range from Newfoundland to Saskatchewan south around the Great Lakes through the southern Appalachians and is mostly found in dry acidic soils under decidous and evergreen trees. Although prevelant in much of its range, it is protected in Georgia, Illinois, New York and Tennessee due to urban sprawl and agriculture.