Cleistes divaricata (L.) Ames

Rosebud Orchid, Spreading Pogonia

Family: Orchidaceae

Genus: Cleistes

Category: Perennial


One flower on a long stalk, pink petals and brown to purple sepals. Blooms in spring. One leaf about halfway up the stem. Acidic soil.


Published in Orchidaceae (Ames) 7: 21: pl. 108 in 1922.

Basionym Arethusa divaricata L. - Catesby's Natural History Volume I Plate 58 is cited.

Native from North Carolina to Florida.


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