Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
You may enjoy reading Orchids of the Francis Marion National Forest by Jim Fowler.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Asparagales
Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen, 2003)
Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Cleistes divaricata var. divaricata
Rosebud Orchid, Large Spreading Pogonia
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May Brunswick County NC
Flower color is generally pink, vs. the mostly white-flowered C. bifaria, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.
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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.