OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Asparagales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Calopogon tuberosus var. tuberosus   FAMILY Orchidaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Calopogon tuberosus var. tuberosus   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)

Calopogon tuberosus var. tuberosus

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 26 (2002)

Calopogon tuberosus var. tuberosus

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 049-10-002:

Calopogon pulchellus   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)

Limodorum tuberosum

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Grass-pink


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image of Calopogon tuberosus var. tuberosus, Common Grass-pink

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_litu4_001_lvd

        

image of Calopogon tuberosus var. tuberosus, Common Grass-pink

JK Marlow    jkm100514_125

May    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

Upper petal (lip) narrow, spreading to a triangular tip w orange bristles, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians (Horn, Cathcart, Hemmerly, & Duhl, 2005).

image of Calopogon tuberosus var. tuberosus, Common Grass-pink

JK Marlow    jkm210523_0690

May    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

image of Calopogon tuberosus var. tuberosus, Common Grass-pink

JK Marlow    jkm210523_0691

May    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

One or two linear-lanceolate, strongly ribbed leaves, 6-20" long, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians (Horn, Cathcart, Hemmerly, & Duhl, 2005).

image of Calopogon tuberosus var. tuberosus, Common Grass-pink

Dan Whitten    sdw_052921_grasspink3

May    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

Petals curve slightly forward, lending flowers an overall triangular look, per Wild Orchids of South Carolina: A Popular Natural History (Fowler, 2005).

image of Calopogon tuberosus var. tuberosus, Common Grass-pink

Dan Whitten    sdw_053121_grasspink2

May    Greenville County    SC

Chandler Heritage Preserve

A curved and winged column projects from the center of the flower, per Wild Orchids of South Carolina: A Popular Natural History (Fowler, 2005).

image of Calopogon tuberosus var. tuberosus, Common Grass-pink

Dan Whitten    sdw_053121_grasspink4

May    Greenville County    SC

Chandler Heritage Preserve

Flowers open progressively upwards, fewer than 4 open at any one time, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers (Nelson, 2006).

image of Calopogon tuberosus var. tuberosus, Common Grass-pink

Tim Spira    tps_ctuberosus

Month Unknown        

Sepals and lateral petals are nearly alike, spreading, 0.6-1" long, per Wildflowers of Tennessee (Carman, 2005).

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Calopogon tuberosus var. tuberosus   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Calopogon tuberosus var. tuberosus   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Calopogon tuberosus var. tuberosus

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 26
Calopogon tuberosus var. tuberosus

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 049-10-002:
Calopogon pulchellus   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Limodorum tuberosum

 

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1909

Forb
Perennial

Habitat: pine savannas, wet pine flatwoods, sandhill seeps, floating peat mats, in the Piedmont and Mountains in bogs, westward in wet prairies, per Weakley's Flora

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Uncommon in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

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LEAVES:
Simple

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Pink/ Magenta/ Lavender (rarely white)
Bilaterally symmetrical
3 sepals, two lateral and one dorsal
3 petals, the two lateral similar and a third (the lip) enlarged
stamens and pistil fused together into a column
Inferior ovary
Bisexual

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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