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Cypripedium montanum
Common Name: mountain lady's-slipper
Family: Orchidaceae
Element Code: PMORC0Q080
Full Name: Cypripedium montanum Lindl.

2007 Chris Winchell
Biology Glossary
  • Lifeform: perennial rhizomatous herb
  • Blooming Period: Mar-Aug
  • Habitat:  
    • Broadleafed upland forest
    • Cismontane woodland
    • Lower montane coniferous forest
    • North Coast coniferous forest
Rarity Status Glossary
Occurrence Data from CDFW
California Natural Diversity Database Glossary
  • Total # of Known Element Occurrences:
  • Element Occurrence Ranks:
    A B C D X U
  • Population Status:
    >20 yrs
    <=20 yrs
  • Presence:
    Present Extant Possibly Extirpated Presumed Extirpated
Notes Glossary
  • 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.
  • To submit rare plant observation data, use the CNDDB field survey form. Please see also the CNPS Rare Plant Data page.
  • Date Added: 1980-01-01
  • Last Update: 2013-01-18
Location Glossary
  • Elevation: 185 - 2225 meters
  • California Endemic: no
  • Other States: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming
  • California Counties and Islands:   name (code)
    Del Norte (DNT),  Glenn (GLE),  Humboldt (HUM),  Madera (MAD),  Mendocino (MEN),  Modoc (MOD),  Mariposa (MPA),  Plumas (PLU),  Santa Cruz (SCR) (*?),  Shasta (SHA),  Sierra (SIE),  Siskiyou (SIS),  San Mateo (SMT) (*?),  Sonoma (SON),  Tehama (TEH),  Trinity (TRI),  Tuolumne (TUO)
  • Quads:   name (DWR code) USGS code
    Laurel (407C) 3712118,  Felton (408D) 3712211,  White Chief Mtn. (418A) 3711945,  Fish Camp (418B) 3711946,  La Honda (429D) 3712233,  Half Dome (437A) 3711965,  El Capitan (437B) 3711966,  Wawona (437C) 3711956,  Buckingham Mtn. (438D) 3711957,  Lake Eleanor (456A) 3711987,  Ascension Mtn. (456C) 3711978,  Ackerson Mtn. (456D) 3711977,  Cherry Lake North (473C) 3811918,  Twain Harte (474C) 3812012,  Hull Creek (474D) 3812011,  Columbia (475C) 3812014,  Columbia Se (475D) 3812013,  Aetna Springs (516B) 3812264,  Guerneville (518C) 3812258,  Healdsburg (518D) 3812257,  Warm Springs Dam (519A) 3812361,  Cazadero (519D) 3812351,  Asti (534C) 3812278,  Cloverdale (535D) 3812371,  Ukiah (550B) 3912322,  Elledge Peak (550C) 3912312,  Orrs Springs (551A) 3912323,  Bailey Ridge (551B) 3912324,  Navarro (552A) 3912325,  Burbeck (567B) 3912344,  Plaskett Ridge (581B) 3912268,  Kneecap Ridge (581D) 3912257,  Longvale (583C) 3912354,  Cahto Peak (584A) 3912365,  Sherwood Peak (584D) 3912355,  Spring Garden (589A) 3912087,  Quincy (589B) 3912088,  Meadow Valley (590A) 3912181,  Mendocino Pass (597C) 3912278,  Genesee Valley (604C) 4012016,  Crescent Mills (605C) 4012018,  Taylorsville (605D) 4012017,  North Yolla Bolly (613B) 4012228,  Swim Ridge (614B) 4012322,  Four Corners Rock (614C) 4012312,  Shannon Butte (615A) 4012323,  Grays Peak (626B) 4012146,  Mineral (626D) 4012135,  Balls Ferry (628B) 4012242,  Bend (628C) 4012232,  Wildwood (632A) 4012341,  Dubakella Mtn. (632B) 4012342,  Naufus Creek (633A) 4012343,  Dinsmore (634A) 4012345,  French Gulch (648B) 4012266,  Shasta Bally (648C) 4012256,  Lewiston (649A) 4012267,  Weaverville (649B) 4012268,  Hoosimbim Mtn. (649C) 4012258,  Bully Choop Mtn. (649D) 4012257,  Big Bar (651A) 4012363,  Halfway Ridge (651D) 4012353,  Board Camp Mtn. (652B) 4012366,  Blake Mountain (652D) 4012355,  Damnation Peak (666A) 4012285,  Trinity Center (666B) 4012286,  Papoose Creek (666C) 4012276,  Schell Mtn. (666D) 4012275,  Covington Mill (667A) 4012287,  Rush Creek Lakes (667C) 4012278,  Trinity Dam (667D) 4012277,  Dedrick (668D) 4012371,  Salyer (670A) 4012385,  Willow Creek (670B) 4012386,  Grouse Mtn. (670C) 4012376,  Adin (676B) 4112028,  Dana (679D) 4112115,  Girard Ridge (681B) 4112222,  Dunsmuir (682A) 4112223,  Caribou Lake (684C) 4112218,  Grasshopper Ridge (685A) 4112321,  Cecilville (685B) 4112322,  Cecil Lake (685C) 4112312,  Thompson Peak (685D) 4112311,  Hoopa (687C) 4112316,  Tish Tang Point (687D) 4112315,  Washington Mtn. (693B) 4112048,  Adin Pass (693C) 4112038,  Hermit Butte (693D) 4112037,  Happy Camp Mtn. (694A) 4112141,  Halls Canyon (694D) 4112131,  Whitehorse (695C) 4112134,  Egg Lake (695D) 4112133,  McConaughy Gulch (701A) 4112247,  Eaton Peak (701C) 4112238,  Callahan (701D) 4112237,  Yellow Dog Peak (702A) 4112341,  English Peak (702B) 4112342,  Sawyers Bar (702C) 4112332,  Tanners Peak (702D) 4112331,  Fish Lake (704C) 4112336,  Orleans (704D) 4112335,  Lake City (707B) 4112062,  Penoyar (715A) 4112261,  Grass Lake (715B) 4112262,  The Whaleback (715C) 4112252,  West Haight Mtn. (715D) 4112251,  Scott Bar (719A) 4112361,  Grider Valley (719B) 4112362,  Marble Mountain (719C) 4112352,  Boulder Peak (719D) 4112351,  Huckleberry Mtn. (720A) 4112363,  Sister Rocks (723B) 4112462,  Mt. Bidwell (724B) 4112082,  Fort Bidwell (724C) 4112072,  Willow Ranch (725A) 4112083,  McGinty Point (725C) 4112074,  Sugar Hill (725D) 4112073,  Panther Rock (732C) 4112272,  Dewey Gulch (733D) 4112273,  Hornbrook (734A) 4112285,  Cottonwood Peak (734B) 4112286,  Badger Mtn. (734C) 4112276,  Hawkinsville (734D) 4112275,  Buckhorn Bally (735A) 4112287,  Horse Creek (735C) 4112278,  Dutch Creek (736A) 4112381,  Kangaroo Mtn. (736B) 4112382,  Seiad Valley (736C) 4112372,  Hamburg (736D) 4112371,  Figurehead Mtn. (737A) 4112383,  Deadman Point (737B) 4112384,  Happy Camp (737C) 4112374,  Slater Butte (737D) 4112373,  Crescent City (740C) 4112472
  • Notes:
      Definitions of codes preceding a county and/or quad:
      * Presumed extirpated
      ? Uncertain about distribution or identity
      ?* Uncertain about distribution, but presumed extirpated if once present
      (?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
      Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable. This data should NOT be substituted for pre-project review or for on-site surveys.
Includes unprocessed quads for CRPR 3 and 4 plants; unprocessed location data has not been quality controlled and may contain errors.
Presumed Extant Presumed Extirpated or Unknown 546
Links to Leading Resources of Taxon Information
Suggested Citation
California Native Plant Society, Rare Plant Program. . Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants of California (online edition, v8-03). Website http://www.rareplants.cnps.org [accessed ].

3712118=Laurel (407C) 3712118;3712211=Felton (408D) 3712211;3711945=White Chief Mtn. (418A) 3711945;3711946=Fish Camp (418B) 3711946;3712233=La Honda (429D) 3712233;3711965=Half Dome (437A) 3711965;3711966=El Capitan (437B) 3711966;3711956=Wawona (437C) 3711956;3711957=Buckingham Mtn. (438D) 3711957;3711987=Lake Eleanor (456A) 3711987;3711978=Ascension Mtn. (456C) 3711978;3711977=Ackerson Mtn. (456D) 3711977;3811918=Cherry Lake North (473C) 3811918;3812012=Twain Harte (474C) 3812012;3812011=Hull Creek (474D) 3812011;3812014=Columbia (475C) 3812014;3812013=Columbia Se (475D) 3812013;3812264=Aetna Springs (516B) 3812264;3812258=Guerneville (518C) 3812258;3812257=Healdsburg (518D) 3812257;3812361=Warm Springs Dam (519A) 3812361;3812351=Cazadero (519D) 3812351;3812278=Asti (534C) 3812278;3812371=Cloverdale (535D) 3812371;3912322=Ukiah (550B) 3912322;3912312=Elledge Peak (550C) 3912312;3912323=Orrs Springs (551A) 3912323;3912324=Bailey Ridge (551B) 3912324;3912325=Navarro (552A) 3912325;3912344=Burbeck (567B) 3912344;3912268=Plaskett Ridge (581B) 3912268;3912257=Kneecap Ridge (581D) 3912257;3912354=Longvale (583C) 3912354;3912365=Cahto Peak (584A) 3912365;3912355=Sherwood Peak (584D) 3912355;3912087=Spring Garden (589A) 3912087;3912088=Quincy (589B) 3912088;3912181=Meadow Valley (590A) 3912181;3912278=Mendocino Pass (597C) 3912278;4012016=Genesee Valley (604C) 4012016;4012018=Crescent Mills (605C) 4012018;4012017=Taylorsville (605D) 4012017;4012228=North Yolla Bolly (613B) 4012228;4012322=Swim Ridge (614B) 4012322;4012312=Four Corners Rock (614C) 4012312;4012323=Shannon Butte (615A) 4012323;4012146=Grays Peak (626B) 4012146;4012135=Mineral (626D) 4012135;4012242=Balls Ferry (628B) 4012242;4012232=Bend (628C) 4012232;4012341=Wildwood (632A) 4012341;4012342=Dubakella Mtn. (632B) 4012342;4012343=Naufus Creek (633A) 4012343;4012345=Dinsmore (634A) 4012345;4012266=French Gulch (648B) 4012266;4012256=Shasta Bally (648C) 4012256;4012267=Lewiston (649A) 4012267;4012268=Weaverville (649B) 4012268;4012258=Hoosimbim Mtn. (649C) 4012258;4012257=Bully Choop Mtn. (649D) 4012257;4012363=Big Bar (651A) 4012363;4012353=Halfway Ridge (651D) 4012353;4012366=Board Camp Mtn. (652B) 4012366;4012355=Blake Mountain (652D) 4012355;4012285=Damnation Peak (666A) 4012285;4012286=Trinity Center (666B) 4012286;4012276=Papoose Creek (666C) 4012276;4012275=Schell Mtn. (666D) 4012275;4012287=Covington Mill (667A) 4012287;4012278=Rush Creek Lakes (667C) 4012278;4012277=Trinity Dam (667D) 4012277;4012371=Dedrick (668D) 4012371;4012385=Salyer (670A) 4012385;4012386=Willow Creek (670B) 4012386;4012376=Grouse Mtn. (670C) 4012376;4112028=Adin (676B) 4112028;4112115=Dana (679D) 4112115;4112222=Girard Ridge (681B) 4112222;4112223=Dunsmuir (682A) 4112223;4112218=Caribou Lake (684C) 4112218;4112321=Grasshopper Ridge (685A) 4112321;4112322=Cecilville (685B) 4112322;4112312=Cecil Lake (685C) 4112312;4112311=Thompson Peak (685D) 4112311;4112316=Hoopa (687C) 4112316;4112315=Tish Tang Point (687D) 4112315;4112048=Washington Mtn. (693B) 4112048;4112038=Adin Pass (693C) 4112038;4112037=Hermit Butte (693D) 4112037;4112141=Happy Camp Mtn. (694A) 4112141;4112131=Halls Canyon (694D) 4112131;4112134=Whitehorse (695C) 4112134;4112133=Egg Lake (695D) 4112133;4112247=McConaughy Gulch (701A) 4112247;4112238=Eaton Peak (701C) 4112238;4112237=Callahan (701D) 4112237;4112341=Yellow Dog Peak (702A) 4112341;4112342=English Peak (702B) 4112342;4112332=Sawyers Bar (702C) 4112332;4112331=Tanners Peak (702D) 4112331;4112336=Fish Lake (704C) 4112336;4112335=Orleans (704D) 4112335;4112062=Lake City (707B) 4112062;4112261=Penoyar (715A) 4112261;4112262=Grass Lake (715B) 4112262;4112252=The Whaleback (715C) 4112252;4112251=West Haight Mtn. (715D) 4112251;4112361=Scott Bar (719A) 4112361;4112362=Grider Valley (719B) 4112362;4112352=Marble Mountain (719C) 4112352;4112351=Boulder Peak (719D) 4112351;4112363=Huckleberry Mtn. (720A) 4112363;4112462=Sister Rocks (723B) 4112462;4112082=Mt. Bidwell (724B) 4112082;4112072=Fort Bidwell (724C) 4112072;4112083=Willow Ranch (725A) 4112083;4112074=McGinty Point (725C) 4112074;4112073=Sugar Hill (725D) 4112073;4112272=Panther Rock (732C) 4112272;4112273=Dewey Gulch (733D) 4112273;4112285=Hornbrook (734A) 4112285;4112286=Cottonwood Peak (734B) 4112286;4112276=Badger Mtn. (734C) 4112276;4112275=Hawkinsville (734D) 4112275;4112287=Buckhorn Bally (735A) 4112287;4112278=Horse Creek (735C) 4112278;4112381=Dutch Creek (736A) 4112381;4112382=Kangaroo Mtn. (736B) 4112382;4112372=Seiad Valley (736C) 4112372;4112371=Hamburg (736D) 4112371;4112383=Figurehead Mtn. (737A) 4112383;4112384=Deadman Point (737B) 4112384;4112374=Happy Camp (737C) 4112374;4112373=Slater Butte (737D) 4112373;4112472=Crescent City (740C) 4112472