Yellow Ladyslipper, Makizin

Yellow Ladyslippers

The Yellow Ladyslipper (Cypricedium calceolus) can be found in bogs and wet woodland areas. Its Ojibwe name, makazin, clearly refers to its slipper shape and indeed looks very similar to the traditional puckered moccasins worn by the Anishinabe people. Traditional medicine calls for the use of the roots of the flower as a gynecological aid.