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Grass Pink Arethusa bulbosa

Other Common Name(s):

Other plants called Grass Pink:

Phonetic Spelling
ar-e-thew-sa bul-BOH-suh
Description

Site: Bogs, wet meadows

Season: early summer

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#pink#summer#early summer#perennial#pink flowers#boggy#wet sites#NC native#summer flowers#magenta#magenta flowers
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#pink#summer#early summer#perennial#pink flowers#boggy#wet sites#NC native#summer flowers#magenta#magenta flowers
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Arethusa
    Species:
    bulbosa
    Family:
    Orchidaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Central & E. Canada to N. Central & E. U.S.A
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Wildflower
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Pink
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Raceme
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Lipped
    Flower Description:
    The plant has 2-10 magenta-pink flowers open upward in a loose raceme on a slender stem. An erect lip at the top of the flower has a squarish tip with a tufted, yellow crest. Petals and sepals flare out.
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    This plant has single, slender leaf sheath. There are single, 8- to 12-in. grasslike leaf sheaths at base of the stem.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Slender
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Meadow
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Wet Soil