Calypso
fairy-slipper, Venus-slipper
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2 subspecies and varieties
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Calypso bulbosacalypso, fairy-slipper, Venus-slipper
Distribution: Widely distributed on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California, east to the Rocky Mountains, east across Canada to the Great Lakes region and eastern North America.
Habitat: Mostly in cool, deep shade of moist forests in soil rich in humus, sea level to mid-elevations in the mountains.
Origin: Native
Flowers: March-June
Growth Duration: perennial
var. americana – calypso, fairy-slipper, Venus-slipper
var. occidentalis – calypso, fairy-slipper, Venus-slipper