Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2052

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in NC-SC), a Southeastern Coastal Plain endemic

Look for it in savannas, sandhill seeps, pitcher-plant bogs, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple

FLOWER:
Spring
Rose-pink (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
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Calopogon barbatus   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Calopogon barbatus   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 049-10-001:
Calopogon barbatus   FAMILY Orchidaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Bearded Grass-pink


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image of Calopogon barbatus

JK Marlow    jkm060423_040

April    Charleston County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

image of Calopogon barbatus

JK Marlow    jkm060423_042

April    Charleston County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

image of Calopogon barbatus

Jim Fowler    jafcob_0001

April-May    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

Distinguished by cluster of 3-6 flowers all opening about the same time, per Wild Orchids of South Carolina: A Popular Natural History.

image of Calopogon barbatus

Jim Fowler    jafcob_0002

April-May    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

The bright yellow bristles on the lip resemble stamens full of pollen, per Wild Orchids of South Carolina: A Popular Natural History.