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Nov 18, 2017 3:55 PM CST
My mother grew a flower ,when I was a child,it was yellowish gold,with red spots on it,similar to the Tiger Lily,and it bloomed in spring,the leaves were green ,and the flower blooms looked just like a ladies slipper.Have you ever heard or seen anything of that nature.I have been looking for it,for a long time. If you have not heard of it ,then I will stop searching,I don't know if the are grown today.It would sure help if it still exists or not, so I can stop searching.thank you for your help
Name: Ursula
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Nov 18, 2017 4:17 PM CST
There are three plants coming to my mind. If it was truly a Lady Slipper /Cypripedium, Cypripedium calceolus is partially yellow.
The other plant, not a slipper, but perhaps matching the coloration, might be a Fritillaria?
And there is the Calceolaria with its pocket-like and sometimes speckled bloom. Common name is Pocketbook plant.

It occurred to me that in German we actually call the Calceolaria a Pantoffel Blume. Freely translated it means Slipper bloom. Pantoffel = House shoe, slippers.
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Nov 19, 2017 9:19 AM CST
Thank You!
Dec 13, 2017 12:07 AM CST
Thank you so much for that information, I was beginning to think I was not remembering it right. Thank you again Hurray!

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