Photographer: Jeff Hapeman
Pogonia ophioglossoides (L.) Ker Gawl.
adder's-mouth, rose pogonia, snakemouth orchid
Pogonia: from Pogonias for "bearded," referring to lip of original species
ophioglossoides: like Ophioglossum, meaning "snake tongue"
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 8"-12" tall forb|
|Flower: ||pink to rose, 6-parted, 1"- 1 3/4" wide; lip with fringed edges but not lobed, its surface with yellow hairs and often with red veins; inflorescence usually 1 (rarely 2) short-stalked flowers; blooms May-July|
|Leaf:||one near the middle and often a long-stalked one near the base|
|Habitat: ||sun; wet; bogs, shores, meadows, fens|