OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Pogonia ophioglossoides   FAMILY Orchidaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pogonia ophioglossoides   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Pogonia ophioglossoides

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 049-07-001:
Pogonia ophioglossoides   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Pogonia ophioglossoides

 

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


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image of Pogonia ophioglossoides, Rose Pogonia, Snakemouth Orchid, Beardflower, Addermouth

Douglas Houck    dhk_4296

May    Aiken County    SC

Aiken State Park

A single fragrant flower grows at the summit of the stem from a leafy bract, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Pogonia ophioglossoides, Rose Pogonia, Snakemouth Orchid, Beardflower, Addermouth

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, Rose Pogonia, Snakemouth Orchid, Beardflower, Addermouth

JK Marlow    jkm210523_0701

May    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

"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, Rose Pogonia, Snakemouth Orchid, Beardflower, Addermouth

JK Marlow    jkm210523_0703

May    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

image of Pogonia ophioglossoides, Rose Pogonia, Snakemouth Orchid, Beardflower, Addermouth

JK Marlow    jkm210523_0708

May    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

The lip's shape is a powerful attractor for insects, but it provides no nectar -

image of Pogonia ophioglossoides, Rose Pogonia, Snakemouth Orchid, Beardflower, Addermouth

JK Marlow    jkm210523_704

May    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

... thus pollination depends on naive, inexperienced bees, per Wild Orchids of South Carolina: A Popular Natural History.

image of Pogonia ophioglossoides, Rose Pogonia, Snakemouth Orchid, Beardflower, Addermouth

Dan Whitten    sdw_052921_rosepogonia

May    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

image of Pogonia ophioglossoides, Rose Pogonia, Snakemouth Orchid, Beardflower, Addermouth

Dan Whitten    sdw_053121_rosepogonia2

May    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

image of Pogonia ophioglossoides, Rose Pogonia, Snakemouth Orchid, Beardflower, Addermouth

JK Marlow    jkm070702_047

July    Pocahontas County    WV

Cranberry Glades Botanical Area

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pogonia ophioglossoides   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Pogonia ophioglossoides

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 049-07-001:
Pogonia ophioglossoides   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Pogonia ophioglossoides

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2146

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: Savannas, bogs, especially in open peaty or gravelly situations, per Weakley's Flora

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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

 

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