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California lady's slipper (Cypripedium californicum)

California lady's slipper (Cypripedium californicum) is a rare and endangered orchid species endemic to a small area of northern California and southwestern Oregon. This beautiful wildflower typically grows on stream banks or other wet environments, and is distinguished by its greenish-yellow petals and sepals and bright white labellum or "slipper."

California lady's slipper orchid (Cypripedium californicum).  Plumas National Forest, Sierra Nevada, Plumas County, California, USA.  Stock Photo ID=PLA0504
California lady's slipper (Cypripedium californicum), multiple orchid wildflowers in bloom under beautifully diffused light. Plumas National Forest, Sierra Nevada, Plumas County, California, USA.
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California lady's slipper orchid (Cypripedium californicum).  Plumas National Forest, Sierra Nevada, Plumas County, California, USA.  Stock Photo ID=PLA0505
California lady's slipper (Cypripedium californicum), unique angle looking downward into the labellum (slipper). Plumas National Forest, Sierra Nevada, Plumas County, California, USA.
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California lady's slipper orchid (Cypripedium californicum).  Plumas National Forest, Sierra Nevada, Plumas County, California, USA.  Stock Photo ID=PLA0506
California lady's slipper (Cypripedium californicum). Plumas National Forest, Sierra Nevada, Plumas County, California, USA.
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California lady's slipper orchid (Cypripedium californicum).  Plumas National Forest, Plumas County, CA.  Stock Photo ID=PLA0369
California lady's slipper (Cypripedium californicum), detailed close-up of a pair of orchid flowers. Plumas National Forest, Plumas County, CA.
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California lady's slipper orchid (Cypripedium californicum).  Plumas National Forest, Plumas County, CA.  Stock Photo ID=PLA0370
California lady's slipper (Cypripedium californicum), record shot depicting the plant in its natural environment. Plumas National Forest, Plumas County, CA.
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