Cleistes divaricata (L.) Ames
Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)
Synonym(s): Pogonia divaricata
USDA Symbol: CLDI
A long stalk topped by 1 flower with very long, narrow, spreading, brownish or purplish-green sepals and pink petals.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul
DistributionUSA: DE , FL , GA , MD , NC , NJ , SC , VA , WV
Native Distribution: North Carolina (rarely southern New Jersey) south to Florida.
Native Habitat: Wet to dry grasslands, pine barrens, and thickets.
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Crosby Arboretum - Picayune, MS
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Cleistes divaricata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Cleistes divaricata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Cleistes divaricata
MetadataRecord Modified: 2015-09-14
Research By: TWC Staff