Calopogon tuberosus  
Family: Orchidaceae
grass pink, tuberous grass pink
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Merel R. Black  
Etymology: Calopogon: Greek calos for "beautiful" and pogon for "beard," from the bearded lip
Plants: erect, perennial, 1'-2' tall forb with thickened roots
Leaves: solitary, grass-like, covering the stem near the base, 1 or 2 clasping scales on the stem
Flowers: pink to purple, 6-parted, 1 1/2" wide, yellow brushy hairs on the upper petal; inflorescence a loose, short cluster of 3-15 stalked flowers blooming a few at a time; blooms June-July
Habitat: wet; bogs, meadows, ditches; in sandy, acidic soil
Conservation Status: Native
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Robert Bierman  
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Christopher Noll  
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Merel R. Black  
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Christopher Noll