Cypripedium acaule var. alba
White lady’s slipper
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Liliopsida||Monocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family|
|Subclass||Liliidae||Includes lilies, orchids, and many others|
|Order||Asparagales||A diverse group that includes asparagus|
|Genus||Cypripedium||Latinization (albeit an incorrect one) of ancient Greek words meaning “Venus’ shoe”|
|Species||acaule||Latin for stemless, referring to the leafless flowering stem|
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Cypripedium acaule var. alba description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
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6/15/1984 · Fishing Trip, Maine