Isotria medeoloides (Pursh) Raf. 1838 Photo courtesy of Zachary Bradford

Part shadeCold Spring

Common Name The Medeola-like Isotria - in US - The Small Whorled Pogonia

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.75 cm]

Found from Eastern Canada south to North Carolina and west to Missouri with a greenish stem carrying a whorl of 5 to 6 glabrous leaves and blooms on a terminal, single [rarely 2] flowered, short inflorescence occuring in the spring.

Synonyms *Arethusa medeoloides Pursh 1813; Isotria affinis (Austin ex A.Gray) Rydb. 1901; Odonectis affinis (Austin ex A.Gray) Schltr. 1911; Pogonia affinis Austin ex A.Gray 1867;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Field Guide to the Orchids of North America Williams 1983 Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Odonectis affinis; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 11 1970 photo; Die Orchideen #7 25-28 tafel 8 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 No 1 1986 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 No 7 1986 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 2 1987 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 60 No 4/339 1991 photo; Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 4 1993; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 5 1998 photo

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