Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Calopogon tuberosus (L.) Britton, Sterns & Poggenb. var. tuberosus image
Photographer: R.K. Kupfer           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Caroline A. Creevey

Jeff Hapeman

Matthew L. Wagner

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Robert Bierman

Robert Bierman
Family Orchidaceae
Calopogon tuberosus (L.) Britton, Sterns & Poggenb. var. tuberosus
grass pink, tuberous grass pink
Calopogon: Greek calos for "beautiful" and pogon for "beard," from the bearded lip
tuberosus: from Latin meaning "tuberous," referring to thickened roots
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 1'-2' tall forb with thickened roots
Flower: pink to purple, 6-parted, 1 1/2" wide, yellow brushy hairs on the upper petal; inflorescence a loose, short cluster of 3-15 stalked flowers blooming a few at a time; blooms June-July
Leaf:solitary, grass-like, covering the stem near the base, 1 or 2 clasping scales on the stem
Habitat: wet; bogs, meadows, ditches; in sandy, acidic soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Calopogon pulchellus (Salisb.) R.Br.
Calopogon pulchellus (Salisb.) R.Br. var. latifolius (H.St.John) Fernald
Calopogon tuberosus (L.) Britton, Sterns & Poggenb. var. latifolius (H.St.John) B.Boivin
Cathea pulchella Salisb.
Cathea tuberosa (L.) Morong
Cymbidium pulchellum (Salisb.) Sw.
Helleborine tuberosa (L.) Kuntze
Limodorum barbatum Lam.
Limodorum pulchellum Salisb.
Limodorum tuberosum L.
Limodorum tuberosum L. var. nanum Nieuwl.

         
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