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Cleistesiopsis divaricata [= Cleistes divaricata, Pogonia divaricata]

Spreading Pogonia

Scientific Name:

Cleistesiopsis divaricata [= Cleistes divaricata, Pogonia divaricata]

Common Name:

Spreading Pogonia

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Size in Feet:

1.5

Light:

Sun

Soil Moisture:

Sub-hydric - Sub-hygric (*)

Bloom Time:

May - June - July

Bloom Area:

Coast, Mountains

Habitat Description:

Pine savannas, Coastal Plain seepage bogs.

State Rank:

S3: Vulnerable (*)

Global Rank:

G4 - Apparently Secure (*)

State Status:

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

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

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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