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Plant Details

Calopogon tuberosus

Grass Pink

Scientific Name:

Calopogon tuberosus

Genus:

Calopogon

Species Epithet:

tuberosus

Common Name:

Grass Pink

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft., 1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Pink

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May, June, July

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Savannas, sandhill seeps, floating peat mats, in the Piedmont and Mountains in bogs.

Leaf Arrangement:

Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

No known wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

Blooms

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White Bloom

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Being Pollinated

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Bloom

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David McAdoo

Blooms

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David McAdoo

Blooms White Form

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David McAdoo

Bloom close up

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Tom Harville

Blooms & Buds

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Tom Harville

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

eFloras Plants


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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