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(The Orchid Family)


Family Description:

This is a family of mostly perennial herbs. The leaves are usually alternate, whorled, or basal with parallel venation. The flowers can be borne singly or in lateral/terminal racemes and have 3 petals and 3 sepals. The lower petal is often distinct in shape from the other two. The fruit is a many seeded capsule.

Plants in Family:

Cypripedium acaule Cypripedium calceolus - -