yellow lady's slipper

Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.
Related to yellow lady's slipper: Cypripedium parviflorum, Cypripedium pubescens

yellow lady's slipper,

n Latin names:
Cypripedium pubescens, Cypripedium calceolus; parts used: rhizome, roots; uses: anxiolytic, insomnia, sedative, seizure disorders, antispasmodic, antidepressant; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children; patients with psychosis, severe anxiety disorders, severe depression, migraines, cluster headaches. Also called
American valerian, moccasin flower, nerveroot, Noah's ark, whippoorwill's shoe, or
yellow Indian shoe.
References in periodicals archive ?
As I prepared to record both the delicate beauty of the yellow lady's slipper and the immediate habitat that allowed this rare occurrence, my mind flashed back to something John recently told me about the rarity of what we are now witnessing.