Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Pogonia ophioglossoides (L.) Ker Gawl. image
Photographer: Jeff Hapeman           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Hugh H. Iltis

Joshua A. Horky

Jeff Hapeman

Kitty Kohout

Kenneth I. Lange

Matthew L. Wagner

Matthew L. Wagner

Matthew L. Wagner

Matthew L. Wagner

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black
Family Orchidaceae
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"
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Status: Native
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
(Glossary)

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Flora of North America (off site)
Synonyms 
Arethusa ophioglossoides L.
Pogonia ophioglossoides (L.) Ker Gawl. f. albiflora E.L.Rand & Redfield
Pogonia ophioglossoides (L.) Ker Gawl. f. ophioglossoides
Pogonia ophioglossoides (L.) Juss. var. brachypogon Fernald

         
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