!Arethusa bulbosa L. 1753

Another View Photo courtesy of Joseph Dougherty

LATEand EARLY

Flower Size Up to 2" [to 5 cm]

Common Name Dragon's Mouth - Swamp Pink - Bog Rose

Found in North America south to South Carolina in wet acid meadows in mosses with subterranean corm-like bulbs carrying grass-like, linear-lanceolate leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a terminal, thin, erect inflorescence carrying a solitary, fragrant flower and is a cold growing, water loving terrestrial.

In recent times this orchid has been used as a treatment for toothache.

Synonyms Arethusa bulbosa f albiflora Rand Ex Redfield 1894; Arethusa bulbosa f. subcaerulea E.L.Rand & Redfield 1894

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 9 1958 drawing; AOS Bulletin Vol 28 No 4 1959; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 No 5 1964 photo; The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen #7 25-28 tafel 8 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 6 1978 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 46 No 6 1982 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 1 1987 stamp; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 2 1987 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 9 1992 photo; Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 1/2 1993 photo; Phylogeny and Classification of the Orchid Family Dressler 1993 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 4 1993 photo; Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 4 1993 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 4 1994 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 9 1996 photo; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2002; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 4 2003 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 9 2003 photo;Manual of Orchids Stewart 2001; Wild Orchids Across North America Keenan 1998;

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