Julius Heinis (jheinis at mailer.fsu.edu) wrote:
: Gary Bachman (bachman.9 at osu.edu) wrote:
: : Can anyone help me out with the botanical name of lady slipper. It is found in the
: : woodlands of the southeast. Thanks
: Cypripedium sp. ; Pathiopedilum in greenhouses from Asia/
: family Orchidaceae
And the name Cypripedium is interesting, coming from Cyprus (another name
for the goddess Venus, who is supposed to have emerged from the sea-foam
off the coast of the island of Cyprus in the east Mediterranean) + the Latin
word for foot.
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