Pogonia ophioglossoides

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Pogonia ophioglossoides
Pogonia ophioglossoides Orchi 01.jpg
Flower of Pogonia ophioglossoides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Vanilloideae
Tribe: Pogoniinae
Genus: Pogonia
Species: P. ophioglossoides
Binomial name
Pogonia ophioglossoides
(L.) Ker Gawl.
Synonyms

Pogonia ophioglossoides (rose pogonia) is a species of orchid occurring from central Canada to the east-central and eastern United States. It is the type species of the genus Pogonia. It is also known as the "Snake Mouth Orchid". It is pollinated by bees.[1] This species occurs in wet habitats. In the north, the habitat is typically fens[2] but sometimes also bogs. Further south, along the Gulf Coast, it is a species of wet pine savannas and flatwoods.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Liggio, J. and Liggio, A.O. 1999. Wild Orchids of Texas. University of Texas Press, Austin. p.149
  2. ^ Reddoch, J. and Reddoch, A. (1997). The Orchids in the Ottawa district. Canadian Field-Naturalist, 111, 1–185.
  3. ^ Liggio, J. and Liggio, A.O. 1999. Wild Orchids of Texas. University of Texas Press, Austin. p.149