OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Cleistesiopsis divaricata   FAMILY Orchidaceae   Go to FSUS key


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cleistes divaricata   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Cleistes divaricata

SYNONYMOUS WITH Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen, 2011)
Pogonia divaricata

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 049-08-001:
Cleistes divaricata   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Cleistes divaricata var. divaricata

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Cleistes divaricata

 

COMMON NAME:
Large Dragonhead Pogonia, Rosebud Orchid, Large Spreading Pogonia


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image of Cleistesiopsis divaricata, Large Dragonhead Pogonia, Rosebud Orchid, Large Spreading Pogonia

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_podi9_001_lvd

        

image of Cleistesiopsis divaricata, Large Dragonhead Pogonia, Rosebud Orchid, Large Spreading Pogonia

Jim Fowler    jafcleiste_single5050521

May    Brunswick County    NC

Green Swamp

Flower color is generally pink, vs. the mostly white-flowered C. bifaria, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Cleistesiopsis divaricata, Large Dragonhead Pogonia, Rosebud Orchid, Large Spreading Pogonia

JK Marlow    jkm0505s_24

May    Williamsburg County    SC

image of Cleistesiopsis divaricata, Large Dragonhead Pogonia, Rosebud Orchid, Large Spreading Pogonia

Jim Fowler    jafcle_0004

May-June    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

Narrow mahogany-colored sepals stretch upward, are about as long as petals, per Wild Orchids of South Carolina: A Popular Natural History.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Cleistesiopsis divaricata   FAMILY Orchidaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cleistes divaricata   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Cleistes divaricata

SYNONYMOUS WITH Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen, 2011)
Pogonia divaricata

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 049-08-001:
Cleistes divaricata   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Cleistes divaricata var. divaricata

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Cleistes divaricata

 

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1985

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Uncommon in Carolina Coastal Plain, rare elsewhere

Habitat: pine savannas, Coastal Plain seepage bogs, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Corolla magenta-pink /Sepals brownish-maroon
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
3 sepals, two lateral and one dorsal
Corolla tubular, 3 petals, the two lateral similar & a third (the lip) enlarged
stamens and pistil fused together into a column
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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