Pogonia ophioglossoides (L.) Ker Gawl.  
Family: Orchidaceae
adder's-mouth, rose pogonia, snakemouth orchid
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Jeff Hapeman  
Etymology: Pogonia: from Pogonias for "bearded," referring to lip of original species
Plants: erect, perennial, 8"-12" tall forb
Leaves: one near the middle and often a long-stalked one near the base
Flowers: pink to rose, 6-parted, 1"- 1 3/4" wide; lip with fringed edges but not lobed, its surface with yellow hairs and often with red veins; inflorescence usually 1 (rarely 2) short-stalked flowers; blooms May-July
Habitat: sun; wet; bogs, shores, meadows, fens
Conservation Status: Native
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Aaron Carlson  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Matthew L. Wagner  
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Merel R. Black  
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