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Common Grass-pink Calopogon tuberosus var. tuberosus

Other Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

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

Habitat: Savannas, sandhill seeps, floating peat mats, in the Piedmont and Mountains in bogs

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bees#perennial#bumblebees#NC native#wildflower garden#food source summer#Coastal OBL#food source nectar#food source pollen#Piedmont Mountains FACW#insects#audubon
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bees#perennial#bumblebees#NC native#wildflower garden#food source summer#Coastal OBL#food source nectar#food source pollen#Piedmont Mountains FACW#insects#audubon
  • 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
    Wildlife Value:
    This plant attracts bees, bumblebees and other insects.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Wildflower
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    Occasionally Wet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Description:
    Fruit displays from July to September.
  • 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. Flowers bloom from April to July.
  • 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
    Landscape Theme:
    Native Garden
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Predatory Insects