Calopogon barbatus

Calopogon barbatus

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Calopogone
SubTribe: Bletiinae
Genus: Calopogon
Species: Cpg. barbatus
Binomial name
Calopogon barbatus
Walter) Ames 1908

Calopogon barbatus is a terrestrial orchid from the genus Calopogon.


The plant blooms from late winter to early spring with several 3.15 cm flowers.

This species is distinguished by its narrow leaves that are closely appressed to the inflorescence at flowering, relatively closely spaced flowers, and elongated leaves during growing season. Calopogon barbatus also blooms earlier than all other calopogon species within its range except C. oklahomensis.


Plants are found in sandy pine savannas and grasslands in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina; United States at elevations of 0 to 100 meters.


Keep plant in full sun. Plant can be grown in cool to intermediate conditions. Pot the plant in sand and peat. Water regularly and keep potting media moist. Be sure to have good drainage. Plant should be watered regularly with distilled water. Do not fertilize plant.


Common Names:The Bearded Calopogon, Bearded Grass Pink


  1. Calopogon graminifolius Ell. ex Weatherby & Griscom 1934
  2. Calopogon parviflorus Lindl. 1840
  3. Calopogon parviflorus Raf. 1832
  4. Calopogon pulchellus var graminifloilus Ell. 1824
  5. Limodorum barbatum (Walter) Lam. 1792
  6. Limodorum graminifolium Small 1938
  7. Limodorum parviflorum (Lindl.) Nash 1895
  8. *Ophrys barbata Walter 1788

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