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Cleistesiopsis divaricata [= Cleistes divaricata, Pogonia divaricata]

Spreading Pogonia

Scientific Name:

Cleistesiopsis divaricata [= Cleistes divaricata, Pogonia divaricata]

Genus:

Cleistesiopsis

Species Epithet:

divaricata

Common Name:

Spreading Pogonia

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Pink

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

May, June, July

Growing Area:

Mountains, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Pine savannas, Coastal Plain seepage bogs.

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Not Assigned

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

State Rank:

S3: Vulnerable (*Key)

Global Rank:

G4 - Apparently Secure (*Key)

State Status:

W1: Watch List: Rare but Relatively Secure (*Key)

Notes:

Has a single leaf.
Thanks to Jim Fowler for his explanation of the changes in Genus for this orchid.https://www.jfowlerphotography.com/?p=3164
Cleistes => Cleistesiopsis (in North America)
Cleistes divaricata => Cleistesiopsis divaricata

Blooming Plant

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Blooming Plant

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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