Calypso bulbosa
Family: Orchidaceae
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Joshua J. Nemec  
Etymology: Calypso: for goddess Calypso
Plants: erect, perennial, 2"-6" tall forb; stems single; from a bulb
Leaves: basal, single, oval, 1"-2" long, persisting through the winter then dying when the flower blooms
Flowers: pink, 6-parted, 3/4" wide, 1/2"-1" long; lip hairy, whitish becoming yellow toward the tip, marked with red-brown inside; solitary; blooms May-June
Habitat: shade; moist; old growth, white cedar swamps at base of the largest trees
Conservation Status: Threatened
Calypso bulbosa
Calypso bulbosa image
James R. Sime  
Calypso bulbosa image
Joshua J. Nemec  
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R.K. Kupfer  
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Calypso bulbosa image
Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Calypso bulbosa image
Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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