Cypripedium montanum

Cypripedium montanum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Cypripedioideae
Tribe: Cypripedioideae
SubTribe: Cypripediinae
Genus: Cypripedium
Species: Cyp. montanum
Binomial name
Cypripedium montanum
Douglas ex Lindl. 1840

Cypripedium montanum is a Cypripedium species found in North America.


Plants bloom from late spring to early summer. It grows to be up to 70 cm tall. The stem has alternating, plicate leaves. Atop the stem sits one to three large flowers. The sepals and petals tend to be maroon-brown while the pouch is white. This species is a close ally of Cypripedium parviflorum, so they appear to be very similar with the main difference being pouch color.


Plant is found in Vancouver Island, British Colombia, Alberta, Canada; Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Colorado, Californica, and Wyoming, United States at elevations from 0 to 1600 meters.


Keep roots in a moist media even if the surface is dry. Mix must be well drain with little water retention.


Common Name: Mountain Ladies Slipper


  1. Cypripedium montanum f. praetertinctum Sheviak 1990
  2. Cypripedium montanum f. welchii P.M.Br. 1995
  3. Cypripedium occidentale S. Wats. 1876

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