OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Arethusa bulbosa   FAMILY Orchidaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Arethusa bulbosa   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 049-09-001:
Arethusa bulbosa   FAMILY Orchidaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Bog-rose, Dragon's-mouth, Arethusa


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image of Arethusa bulbosa, Bog-rose, Dragon's-mouth, Arethusa

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_arbu_001_lvd

        

image of Arethusa bulbosa, Bog-rose, Dragon's-mouth, Arethusa

Jeff Ausmus    jma_arebul

May    Roscommon County    MI

Roscommon State Forest Area: Richfield Township

Lip usually white or pink with deep purple markings & a yellow-orange area, per Wild Orchids of South Carolina: A Popular Natural History.

image of Arethusa bulbosa, Bog-rose, Dragon's-mouth, Arethusa

Jeff Ausmus    jma_arebul4

May    Roscommon County    MI

Roscommon State Forest Area: Higgins Township

image of Arethusa bulbosa, Bog-rose, Dragon's-mouth, Arethusa

Jeff Ausmus    jma_arebul5

May    Roscommon County    MI

Roscommon State Forest Area: Higgins Township

image of Arethusa bulbosa, Bog-rose, Dragon's-mouth, Arethusa

Jim Fowler    jafarethusa_group040615

June        ME

Petals and sepals generally point upward; lip curls downward like a tongue, per Wild Orchids of South Carolina: A Popular Natural History.

image of Arethusa bulbosa, Bog-rose, Dragon's-mouth, Arethusa

Jim Fowler    jafarethusa_single040615

June        ME

Flowers solitary & scapose, the lip descending; other petals & sepals erect or ascending, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Arethusa bulbosa, Bog-rose, Dragon's-mouth, Arethusa

Jeff Ausmus    jma_arebul2

June    Roscommon County    MI

Roscommon State Forest Area: Richfield Township

Leaf solitary, developing as the capsule matures, grass-like, linear-lanceolate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Arethusa bulbosa, Bog-rose, Dragon's-mouth, Arethusa

Jeff Ausmus    jma_arebul3

June    Roscommon County    MI

Roscommon State Forest Area: Richfield Township

image of Arethusa bulbosa, Bog-rose, Dragon's-mouth, Arethusa

Jeff Ausmus    jma_arebul6

June    Roscommon County    MI

Roscommon State Forest Area: Higgins Township

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Arethusa bulbosa   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Arethusa bulbosa   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 049-09-001:
Arethusa bulbosa   FAMILY Orchidaceae

 

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2132

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas

Habitat: Sphagnous bogs and seepage swamps, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Magenta
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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