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Plant Details

Pogonia ophioglossoides

Rose Pogonia, Snakemouth, Beardflower, Ettercap, Addermouth

Scientific Name:

Pogonia ophioglossoides

Genus:

Pogonia

Species Epithet:

ophioglossoides

Common Name:

Rose Pogonia, Snakemouth, Beardflower, Ettercap, Addermouth

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, Purple

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

March, April, May, June

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

“Savannas, bogs, especially in open peaty or gravelly situations” (Weakley 2015). Rare in NC Mountains and Piedmont, uncommon in the Coastal Plain.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

State Status:

W6: Watch List: Regionally Rare (*Key)

Blooming Field

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© David R. McAdoo

Blooming Waterway

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© David R. McAdoo

Blooming Plants

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© David R. McAdoo

Closeup of Bloom

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© David R. McAdoo

White

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© David R. McAdoo

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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