Arethusa bulbosa L.  
Family: Orchidaceae
dragon's-mouth, swamp-pink
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R.K. Kupfer  
Etymology: Arethusa: for nymph Arethusa
Plants: erect, perennial, 4"-12" tall forb with a single stem
Leaves: solitary, 5"-10" long, grass-like, found only on mature plants
Flowers: pink to purple, 6-parted, 1 1/4" - 2 1/3" long; lip spotted and streaked with purple and yellow and with a tuft of hairs; solitary, erect; blooms May-June
Habitat: wet; bogs, meadows, fens
Conservation Status: Native
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Aaron Carlson  
Arethusa bulbosa image
R.K. Kupfer  
Arethusa bulbosa image
Hugh H. Iltis  
Arethusa bulbosa image
Aaron Carlson  
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