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Pogonia ophioglossoides (L.) Ker-Gawl.
Beard flower, Rose pogonia orchid, Snake-mouth orchid, Snakemouth orchid
USDA Symbol: POOP
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
The rose pogonia orchid usually has only 1 flower on an erect, slender stem. It is rose or pink-colored and, unlike most orchids, has a nice fragrance. The lower lip is densely bearded near the throat with white to yellow bristles. There is 1 leaf near the middle of the stem, 4 inches long or less and 1 1/4 inches wide.
This Orchid is found in places in the eastern United States, where soil conditions rather than temperature are the controlling factors.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf Complexity: Simple Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IL , IN , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , ND , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI , WV Canada: NB
, QC Native Distribution:
Ontario to Newfoundland and Nova Scotia; south on Coastal Plain to Florida; west to Texas; inland to Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Indiana, Illinois, and Minnesota. Native Habitat:
Wet open woods, meadows, swamps, sphagnum bogs. USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N),
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Fragrant Flowers: yes
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
- Picayune, MS
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Record Modified: 2007-08-09
Research By: TWC Staff