Pogonia ophioglossoides

Pogonia ophioglossoides

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Vanilloideae
Tribe: Pogonieae
SubTribe: Pogoniinae
Genus: Pogonia
Species: P. ophioglossoides
Binomial name
Pogonia ophioglossoides
(L.) Ker Gawl. 1816

Pogonia ophioglossoides is a terrestrial orchid from the genus Pogonia.


The plant blooms from spring to summer with a single 7.5 cm wide flower.


Plant is found in wet meadows and bogs in Eastern Canada south to Florida and west to Minnesota and Missouri, United States.


Plants must be grown in cool conditions with moderately bright light. Pot in a well drain mix such as sphagnum moss or perlite. Plant should be watered regularly with distilled water. Do not fertilize plant.


Common Names: Rose Pogonia


  1. *Arethusa ophioglossoides L. 1753
  2. Arethusa parviflora Michx. 1803
  3. Pogonia ophoglossioides [L.] Ker Gawler var brachypogon Fernald 1922
  4. Pogonia pendula Lindl. 1825

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