OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Asparagales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (11/30/12):
Calopogon tuberosus var. tuberosus   FAMILY Orchidaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Calopogon tuberosus var. tuberosus   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 049-10-002:
Calopogon pulchellus   FAMILY Orchidaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Grass-pink


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image of Calopogon tuberosus var. tuberosus, Common Grass-pink

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_litu4_001_lvd

        

image of Calopogon tuberosus var. tuberosus, Common Grass-pink

JK Marlow    jkm100514_125

May    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

Upper petal (lip) narrow, spreading to a triangular tip w orange bristles, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Calopogon tuberosus var. tuberosus, Common Grass-pink

JK Marlow    jkm210523_0690

May    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

image of Calopogon tuberosus var. tuberosus, Common Grass-pink

JK Marlow    jkm210523_0691

May    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

One or two linear-lanceolate, strongly ribbed leaves, 6-20" long, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Calopogon tuberosus var. tuberosus, Common Grass-pink

Dan Whitten    sdw_052921_grasspink3

May    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

Petals curve slightly forward, lending flowers an overall triangular look, per Wild Orchids of South Carolina: A Popular Natural History.

image of Calopogon tuberosus var. tuberosus, Common Grass-pink

Dan Whitten    sdw_053121_grasspink2

May    Greenville County    SC

Chandler Heritage Preserve

A curved and winged column projects from the center of the flower, per Wild Orchids of South Carolina: A Popular Natural History.

image of Calopogon tuberosus var. tuberosus, Common Grass-pink

Dan Whitten    sdw_053121_grasspink4

May    Greenville County    SC

Chandler Heritage Preserve

Flowers open progressively upwards, fewer than 4 open at any one time, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Calopogon tuberosus var. tuberosus, Common Grass-pink

Tim Spira    tps_ctuberosus

Month Unknown        

Sepals and lateral petals are nearly alike, spreading, 0.6-1" long, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (11/30/12):
Calopogon tuberosus var. tuberosus   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Calopogon tuberosus var. tuberosus   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 049-10-002:
Calopogon pulchellus   FAMILY Orchidaceae

 

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1909

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: pine savannas, wet pine flatwoods, sandhill seeps, floating peat mats, in the Piedmont and Mountains in bogs, westward in wet prairies, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Pink/ Magenta/ Lavender (rarely white)
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
3 sepals, two lateral and one dorsal
3 petals, the two lateral similar and a third (the lip) enlarged
stamens and pistil fused together into a column
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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