Pogonia ophioglossoides (L.) Ker Gawl. 1816

Side View Of Flowers


Plant and Flower Photos by Danny Lentz , plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden

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Common Name Rose Pogonia or Adder's Mouth

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

This medium sized, cold to cool growing terrestrial orchid is found from Eastern Canada south to Florida and west to Minnesota and Missouri in open wet meadows, sphagnum bogs and poorly drained roadside ditches with fibrous, pubescent, fleshy, slender roots, globose tubers carrying a single, ovate to elliptic or ovate-lanceolate, obtuse to subacute leaf that blooms in the spring in the south to summer in the north, on a 3/4" to 4 3/4" [2 to 11 cm] long, terminal inflorescence that is subtended by a leaflike bract and has solitary fragrant flowers and has the common name Rose Pogonia or Adder's Mouth.

Synonyms *Arethusa ophioglossoides L. 1753; Arethusa parviflora Michx. 1803; Pogonia ophoglossioides [L.] Ker Gawler var brachypogon Fernald 1922; Pogonia pendula Lindl. 1825

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 10 1958 photo fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 photo fide; The Native Orchids of Florida Luer 1972 photos fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 7 385 - 448 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975 drawing fide; The Native Orchids of the United States and Canada Luer 1975 drawing/photos fide; Orchid Digest Vol 46 No 6 1982 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 57 No 1 1988 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 60 No 4/341 1991 photo fide; Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 4 1993 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 3 1997 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 63 #3 1999 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 10 2000 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 71 No 2 2002 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 9 2003 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 9 2007 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 No 5 2009 photo; Orchideen Series C Band 74 Thiv & Worz 2012 photo fide; Of Men and Orchids Part 1 Jenny 2015 photo/drawing fide;

Pogonia ophioglossoides (L.) Ker Gawl. 'Trident's Sugar Baby' CHM-CCM/AOS. 1816

Flower Closeup Photo by Wilford Neptune


Pogonia ophioglossoides forma albescens (L.) Ker Gawl. 'Mem Jason' CHM/AOS 1816 Photo byWilford Neptune