Immediate Effect of Fire
Fairy slipper is probably top-killed by fire. Underground organs such as corms are usually protected from even severe overstory fires [14,44]. However, there are no data to date (2006) on burial depth of fairy slipper corms. Fire may damage shallowly buried corms.
- 14. Chapman, Rachel Ross; Crow, Garrett E. 1981. Application of Raunkiaer's life form system to plant species survival after fire. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club. 108(4): 472-478. 
- 44. Keown, Larry D. 1978. Fire management in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness, Moose Creek Ranger District, Nez Perce National Forest. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Region. 163 p. 
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