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Calopogon tuberosus var. tuberosus

Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Calopogon pulchellus
Phonetic Spelling
kal-oh-POH-gon too-ber-OH-sus
Description

Foliage:

Up to 12 in., basal, grasslike leaves

Flower:

1-1.7 in., fragrant, lavender-pink flowers in a spike-like cluster of 2-10 flowers on leafless stalk; yellow bearded-lip petals stand erect over 5 similar floral 

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#perennial#wildflowers#NC native
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#perennial#wildflowers#NC native
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Calopogon
    Species:
    Calopogon tuberosus
    Family:
    Orchidaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    E. Canada to E. Central & E. U.S.A., Bahamas to Cuba
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Wildflower
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    1-1.7 in., fragrant, lavender-pink flowers in a spike-like cluster of 2-10 flowers on leafless stalk.
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Up to 12 in., basal, grass-like leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Meadow
    Slope/Bank