OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Calopogon pallidus   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 049-10-003:
Calopogon pallidus   FAMILY Orchidaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Pale Grass-pink


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image of Calopogon pallidus, Pale Grass-pink

JK Marlow    jkm0505u_08

May    Williamsburg County    SC

Flowers typically open one at a time sequentially up the stem, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Calopogon pallidus, Pale Grass-pink

Jim Fowler    jafcop_0003b

May-July    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

Lateral sepals are curved toward the stem and petals are curved forward, per Wild Orchids of South Carolina: A Popular Natural History.

image of Calopogon pallidus, Pale Grass-pink

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_c_pallidus_palec

August        

Lateral sepals distinctively reflexed backward w their apices behind flower, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Calopogon pallidus   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 049-10-003:
Calopogon pallidus   FAMILY Orchidaceae

 

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1964

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: pine savannas, sandhill seeps, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Rose-pink/ 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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