Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Learn more about Arethusa from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Asparagales
Bog-rose, Dragon's-mouth, Arethusa
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Petals and sepals generally point upward; lip curls downward like a tongue, per Wild Orchids of South Carolina: A Popular Natural History.
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Lip usually white or pink with deep purple markings & a yellow-orange area, per Wild Orchids of South Carolina: A Popular Natural History.