Cypripedium guttatum, is a Cypripedium species found in the northern hemisphere
Plant flowers in the summer with one 6 cm spotted flower.
In China stems of Cypripedium guttatum were used for soups. It was said to dialate blood vessels and stimulate appetite. The plant was used as a diuretic and a strong sedative against headaches and upper abdominal pain.
Plants are found in colonies in grasslands and woodlands in Western Canada; Alaska, United States; Mid and Eastern Russia; Siberia; Sakhalin; Bhutan; North and South Korea; and Xizang, China at elevations of 1000 to 4100 meters.
Potting media should have a pH of 6 to 7. Rhizomes break easily so avoid division or repotting.
Common Names: Spotted Lady's Slipper
- Cypripedium guttatum f. albiflorum Aver. 1999
- Cypripedium guttatum var. koreanum Nakai 1952
- Cypripedium orientale Spreng. 1826
- Cypripedium variegatum Georgi 1775
- Cypripedium yatabeanum Makino 1899