!Calopogon tuberosus [L.] Britton, Stearns, & Pogg. 1888 Photo courtesy of Danny Lentz plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden©

Plant ensitu in Bog Garden Photos courtesy of Rogier van Vugt © and his Orchid webpage

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Common Name The Tuberous Calopogon - Grass Pink

Flower Size 1" to 1 5/8" Across [2.5 to 3.5 cm]

Found in eastern Canada as well as all of the United States to the east of the Mississippi river in sunny, marshy areas, pine flatwoods, boggy roadsides and swamps as a small to large sized, cold growing terrestrial with a subterranean, ovoid, cormous pseudobulb carrying 1 to 5 linear-lanceolate, acuminate, ribbed leaves that blooms in the late spring in Florida and summer in the north on a basal, 10" to 2'6" [25 to 75 cm] long, erect to arching, slender, subcapitate, several successive flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute floral bracts and up to 25 flowers.

Synonyms Calopogon pulchellus [Salisb.]R. Br. 1813; Calopogon pulchellus Fernald 1921 publ. 1922; Calopogon pulchellus f albiflorus [Britton] Fernald 1922; Calopogon pulchellus f. latifolius H.St.John 1921; Calopogon pulchellus var. graminifolius Elliott 1824; Calopogon pulchellus [Salisb.]R. Br. var latifolius [St. John] Fernald 1946; Calopogon pulchellus [Salisb.]R. Br. var simpsonii [Sm.]Ames 1904; Calopogon tuberosus f. niveus P.M.Br. 1995; Calopogon tuberosus var. latifolius (H.St.John) Boivin 1967; Calopogon tuberosus var. simpsonii (Small) Magrath 1989 ; Cathea pulchella (Salisb.) Salisb. 1812; Cathea tuberosum[L.] Morong. 1893; Cymbidium pulchellum Sw.; Helleborine graminifolia Kuntze 1891; Helleborine tuberosa Kuntze 1891; Limordium pulchellum Salisb. 1796; Limodorum simpsonii Small 1903; Limodorum tuberculosum Thouars; *Limodorum tuberosum L. 1753; Limodorum tuberosum f. albiflorum House 1923; Limodorum tuberosum f. latifolium (H.St.John) House 1923; Limodorum tuberosum f. linariifolium House 1923; Limodorum tuberosum var nanum Niewl. 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as C pulchellus drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 7 1957 painting as C pulchellus; AOS Bulletin Vol 31 No 6 1962 photo as C pulchellus; AOS Buolletin Vol 33 No 5 1964 photo as C pulchellus; Die Orchideen #7 25-28 tafel 8 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 as C pulchellus drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 6 1979 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 46 No 6 1982 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 5 1983 drawing; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 4 1985 photo; Fairchild Tropical Garden Bulletin Vol 47 No 2 1992 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 4/343 1992 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 9 1992 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 10 1993 photo; Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 1/2 1993 photo; Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 4 1993; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 4 1997 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 6 1997 photo; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2001; AOS Bulletin Vol 71 No 2 2002 photo; Wild Orchids of Florida Brown 2002; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb & Laurent 1982; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005; The Native Orchids of Florida Luer 1972; Drawings of Florida Orchids Ames 1959; Wild Orchids Across North America Keenan 1998; Field Guide to the Orchids of North America Williams & Williams 1983; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 9 2003 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 5 2004 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 7 2004 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 5 2007 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 no 1 2008 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 4 2008 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 No 5 2009 photo; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014 drawing fide

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Calopogon tuberosus [L.]Britton, Stearns & Pogg. 1888 var alba Photos courtesy of Danny Lentz and the Atlanta Botanical Garden ©

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