Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
You may enjoy reading Orchids of the Francis Marion National Forest by Jim Fowler.
Learn more about Rosebud Orchid from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Asparagales
Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen, 2003)
Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Cleistes divaricata var. divaricata
Rosebud Orchid, Large Spreading Pogonia
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May Brunswick County NC
Flower color is generally pink, vs. the mostly white-flowered C. bifaria, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.
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May-June Berkeley County SC
Francis Marion National Forest
Narrow mahogany-colored sepals stretch upward, are about as long as petals, per Wild Orchids of South Carolina: A Popular Natural History.