Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2146

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare elsewhere

Look for it in savannas, bogs, esp in open peaty or gravely situations, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Rose/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/Summer
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Pogonia ophioglossoides   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pogonia ophioglossoides   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 049-07-001:
Pogonia ophioglossoides   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Pogonia ophioglossoides

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Pogonia ophioglossoides

 

COMMON NAME:
Rose Pogonia, Snakemouth Orchid, Beardflower, Addermouth


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Douglas Houck    dhk_4264

May    Aiken County    SC

Aiken State Park

"ophioglossoides" refers to Adder's Tongue Fern, also with a solitary leaf, per Wild Orchids of South Carolina: A Popular Natural History.

image of Pogonia ophioglossoides

Douglas Houck    dhk_4296

May    Aiken County    SC

Aiken State Park

image of Pogonia ophioglossoides

Douglas Houck    dhk_4310

May    Aiken County    SC

Aiken State Park

Sepals and petals usually pink, the lip tipped with deep purplish magenta, per Wild Orchids of South Carolina: A Popular Natural History.

image of Pogonia ophioglossoides

JK Marlow    jkm070702_047

July    Pocahontas County    WV

Cranberry Glades Botanical Area

image of Pogonia ophioglossoides

JK Marlow    jkm070702_058

July    Pocahontas County    WV

Cranberry Glades Botanical Area