Calopogon tuberosus

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Tuberous Grass Pink
Calapogon tuberosus.jpg
C. tuberosus var. tuberosus
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Genus: Calopogon
Species: C. tuberosus
Binomial name
Calopogon tuberosus
Britton, Sterns & Poggenb.[1]
Wild pink orchid Calopogon tuberosus

Calopogon tuberosus, the tuberous grass pink, is an orchid native to eastern North America.[1] In the United States, it occurs from as far southwest as Texas and Oklahoma and southeast to the Florida Everglades to as far northeast as Maine and as far northwest as Minnesota. In Canada, it is found in all provinces from Newfoundland to Manitoba. It also is found in St. Pierre & Miquelon, Cuba and the Bahamas.[2][3][4]

Flower & buds in Saco Heath, Maine

Conservation status[edit]

It is listed as "G5 - Secure" under the NatureServe conservation status system. However it is listed as an endangered species by the states of Illinois, Kentucky, and Maryland, and as exploitably vulnerable by New York.


  1. ^ a b Justice, William S.; Bell, C. Ritchie; Lindsey, Anne H. (2005). Wild Flowers of North Carolina (2. printing. ed.). Chapel Hill, NC: Univ. of North Carolina Press. p. 53. ISBN 0807855979. 
  2. ^ Biota of North America Program
  3. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  4. ^ US Department of Agriculture Plants profile

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