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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Calopogon multiflorus   FAMILY Orchidaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Calopogon multiflorus   FAMILY Orchidaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Many-flowered Grass-pink


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image of Calopogon multiflorus, Many-flowered Grass-pink

Jim Fowler    jafcalmulti_single040403

April    Levy County    FL

Goethe State Forest

Most of the 5-15 flowers open at about the same time, per Wild Orchids of South Carolina: A Popular Natural History.

image of Calopogon multiflorus, Many-flowered Grass-pink

Jim Fowler    jafcalmultif_close040403

April    Levy County    FL

Goethe State Forest

Petals widest above the middle, with a narrow base and bluntly pointed tip, per Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Calopogon multiflorus   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Calopogon multiflorus   FAMILY Orchidaceae

 

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2051

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare, a Southeastern Coastal Plain endemic

Look for it in moderately well-drained soils of pine savannas and pine flatwoods (often with Serenoa repens), per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

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LEAVES:
Simple

FLOWER:
Spring
Magenta-pink
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
3 sepals, two lateral and one dorsal
3 petals, the two lateral similar and a third (the lip) enlarged
stamens and pistil fused together into a column
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring
Capsule

 

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