Species Details

Cypripedium montanum

mountain lady's-slipper

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©2021 Scot Loring
Photo of Cypripedium montanum
©2013 Barry Rice
Photo of Cypripedium montanum
© 2018 Timothy Boomer
Scientific Name:
Cypripedium montanum Lindl.
Common Name:
mountain lady's-slipper
Family: Orchidaceae
Element Code: PMORC0Q080
USDA Plants Symbol: CYMO2
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: perennial rhizomatous herb
Blooming Period: Mar-Aug
Elevation:
185 - 2225 meters
605 - 7300 feet
General Habitat:
  • Broadleafed upland forest
  • Cismontane woodland
  • Lower montane coniferous forest
  • North Coast coniferous forest
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
Notes:
Widely scattered, but most occurrences small. Many protected populations on USFS land not reproducing. Threatened by logging and horticultural collecting. Possibly threatened by road maintenance, vehicles, recreational activities, non-native plants, alteration of fire regimes, and grazing. On watch list in OR. See Fremontia 17(2):17-19 (1989) and The Wild Orchids of California, p. 69-72 (1995) by R. Coleman for species accounts.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 0
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
0 0 0 0 0 0
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 0
Recent <=20 Years 0
Presence:
Presumed Extant 0
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
Alaska (AK), California (CA), Idaho (ID), Montana (MT), Oregon (OR), Washington (WA), Wyoming (WY)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Amador (AMA), Butte (BUT), Del Norte (DNT), Glenn (GLE), Humboldt (HUM), Lassen (LAS), Madera (MAD), Mariposa (MPA), Mendocino (MEN), Modoc (MOD), Plumas (PLU), San Mateo (SMT)(?), Santa Cruz (SCR)(?), Shasta (SHA), Siskiyou (SIS), Sonoma (SON), Tehama (TEH), Trinity (TRI), Tuolumne (TUO)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Carberry Creek (4212312), Chicken Hills (4212211), Siskiyou Peak (4212217), Squaw Lakes (4212311), Ackerson Mtn. (3711977), Adin (4112028), Adin Pass (4112038), Ascension Mtn. (3711978), Asti (3812278), Badger Mtn. (4112276), Bailey Ridge (3912324), Balls Ferry (4012242), Bend (4012232), Bieber (4112112), Big Bar (4012363), Blake Mountain (4012355), Board Camp Mtn. (4012366), Boulder Peak (4112351), Buckhorn Bally (4112287), Buckingham Mtn. (3711957), Bully Choop Mtn. (4012257), Burbeck (3912344), Burney Falls (4112116), Burney Mtn. West (4012176), Cahto Peak (3912365), Callahan (4112237), Caribou Lake (4112218), Carrville (4112216), Cazadero (3812351), Cecil Lake (4112312), Cecilville (4112322), Chalk Mtn. (4012187), Cherry Lake North (3811918), China Mtn. (4112245), Cloverdale (3812371), Columbia (3812014), Columbia Se (3812013), Cottonwood Peak (4112286), Covington Mill (4012287), Crescent City (4112472), Crescent Mills (4012018), Damnation Peak (4012285), Dana (4112115), Deadman Point (4112384), Dedrick (4012371), Dewey Gulch (4112273), Dinsmore (4012345), Donica Mtn. (4112132), Donnell Lake (3811938), Dubakella Mtn. (4012342), Duckwall Mtn. (3712081), Dunsmuir (4112223), Dutch Creek (4112381), Eaton Peak (4112238), Egg Lake (4112133), El Capitan (3711966), Elledge Peak (3912312), English Peak (4112342), Felton (3712211), Figurehead Mtn. (4112383), Fish Camp (3711946), Fish Lake (4112336), Forest Glen (4012333), Fort Bidwell (4112072), Four Corners Rock (4012312), French Gulch (4012266), Garnet Hill (3812043), Genesee Valley (4012016), Girard Ridge (4112222), Grass Lake (4112262), Grasshopper Ridge (4112321), Grays Peak (4012146), Grider Valley (4112362), Grouse Mtn. (4012376), Guerneville (3812258), Half Dome (3711965), Halfway Ridge (4012353), Halls Canyon (4112131), Hamburg (4112371), Happy Camp (4112374), Happy Camp Mtn. (4112141), Hawkinsville (4112275), Healdsburg (3812257), Hermit Butte (4112037), Hoopa (4112316), Hoosimbim Mtn. (4012258), Hornbrook (4112285), Horse Creek (4112278), Huckleberry Mtn. (4112363), Hull Creek (3812011), Kangaroo Mtn. (4112382), Kneecap Ridge (3912257), La Honda (3712233), Lake City (4112062), Lake Eleanor (3711987), Lake Mountain (4012314), Laurel (3712118), Lewiston (4012267), Longvale (3912354), Marble Mountain (4112352), McConaughy Gulch (4112247), McGinty Point (4112074), Meadow Valley (3912181), Mendocino Pass (3912278), Mineral (4012135), Mount Eddy (4112234), Mt. Bidwell (4112082), Naufus Creek (4012343), Navarro (3912325), North Yolla Bolly (4012228), Orleans (4112335), Orrs Springs (3912323), Panther Rock (4112272), Papoose Creek (4012276), Penoyar (4112261), Plaskett Ridge (3912268), Quincy (3912088), Rush Creek Lakes (4012278), Salyer (4012385), Sawyers Bar (4112332), Schell Mtn. (4012275), Scott Bar (4112361), Seiad Valley (4112372), Shannon Butte (4012323), Shasta Bally (4012256), Sherwood Peak (3912355), Sister Rocks (4112462), Slater Butte (4112373), Smoky Creek (4012332), Spring Garden (3912087), Strawberry (3812021), Sugar Hill (4112073), Swim Ridge (4012322), Tangle Blue Lake (4112226), Tanners Peak (4112331), Taylorsville (4012017), The Whaleback (4112252), Thompson Peak (4112311), Tish Tang Point (4112315), Trinity Center (4012286), Trinity Dam (4012277), Twain Harte (3812012), Ukiah (3912322), Warm Springs Dam (3812361), Washington Mtn. (4112048), Wawona (3711956), Weaverville (4012268), West Haight Mtn. (4112251), White Chief Mtn. (3711945), Whitehorse (4112134), Wildwood (4012341), Willow Creek (4012386), Willow Ranch (4112083), Yellow Dog Peak (4112341)
Notes:
Definitions of codes following a county and/or quad:
* Presumed extirpated
(?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
Quad and county data is imported from the CNDDB. Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable. These data should NOT be substituted for pre-project review or for on-site surveys.

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Presumed Extant
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