Garden Closed

Due to the closure of the U.S. Capitol Campus to the public, the U.S. Botanic Garden continues to have altered operations.  Bartholdi Fountain and Gardens and the Terrace Gardens are open while the Conservatory and gated outdoor gardens are temporarily closed. Please monitor www.USBG.gov for updates on operating status. Many resources can be accessed online, including educational materials, virtual tours, and online programs. Connect with resources from home at www.USBG.gov/AtHome.

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.