Pogonia ophioglossoides

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyOrchidaceae
Family (Traditional)Orchidaceae
GenusPogonia
Species:Pogonia ophioglossoides (L.) Ker Gawl.
Common NameSnakemouth Orchid
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: BE; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Mudflat; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: March; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Arrangement: solitary; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: sessile; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Type: sword-like; Leaf Venation: parallel; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Anther Type: Pollinium; Base Flower Color: Pink; Carpel Number/Pistil: 1; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Inflorescence Position: terminal; Inflorescence Types: solitary; Ovary Position: Inferior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Zygomorphic; Ovules per Carpel: 13+; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Fusion: No; Petal Number: 3; Pistil Complexity: Compound; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Parietal; Sepal Fusion: No; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 1; Tepal Fusion: No; Tepal Number: 6
C value 10
StatusNative; AGCP (OBL), EMP (OBL) (NWPL); TN[S2] KY[S1] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Arethusa parviflora Arethusa parviflora Michx.
Pogonia pendula Pogonia pendula

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Letcher (KY), Coffee (TN), Cumberland (TN), Fentress (TN), Johnson (TN), Sequatchie (TN), Van Buren (TN), Warren (TN), White (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: ETSU, APSC, EKY, HTTU, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100113149 Cumberland Tennessee Ronald L. Jones
EKY
Pogonia ophioglossoides
ETSU010254 Johnson Tennessee
ETSU
Pogonia ophioglossoides
TENN-V-0073768 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Pogonia ophioglossoides
TENN-V-0073780 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Pogonia ophioglossoides
TENN-V-0073776 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Pogonia ophioglossoides
TENN-V-0073781 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Pogonia ophioglossoides
TENN-V-0073783 Warren Tennessee
TENN
Pogonia ophioglossoides
TENN-V-0073784 White Tennessee
TENN
Pogonia ophioglossoides
TENN-V-0073765 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Pogonia ophioglossoides
TENN-V-0073770 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Pogonia ophioglossoides
TENN-V-0073766 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Pogonia ophioglossoides
TENN-V-0073779 Sequatchie Tennessee
TENN
Pogonia ophioglossoides
TENN-V-0073778 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Pogonia ophioglossoides
APSC0109280 Letcher Kentucky
APSC
Pogonia ophioglossoides
HTTU022235 Tennessee
HTTU
Pogonia ophioglossoides
ETSU010253 Johnson Tennessee
ETSU
Pogonia ophioglossoides
TENN-V-0073772 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Pogonia ophioglossoides
TENN-V-0073773 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Pogonia ophioglossoides
TENN-V-0073774 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Pogonia ophioglossoides
TENN-V-0073764 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Pogonia ophioglossoides
TENN-V-0073771 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Pogonia ophioglossoides
TENN-V-0073769 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Pogonia ophioglossoides
TENN-V-0073782 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Pogonia ophioglossoides
TENN-V-0073775 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Pogonia ophioglossoides
TENN-V-0073777 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Pogonia ophioglossoides
TENN-V-0073763 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Pogonia ophioglossoides
TENN-V-0073767 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Pogonia ophioglossoides
APSC0064911 Coffee Tennessee
APSC
Pogonia ophioglossoides
APSC0085784 Coffee Tennessee
APSC
Pogonia ophioglossoides
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Plant Photos

Pogonia ophioglossoides - Dwayne Estes
Pogonia ophioglossoides - Dwayne Estes
Pogonia ophioglossoides - Dwayne Estes
Pogonia ophioglossoides - Dwayne Estes
Pogonia ophioglossoides - Dwayne Estes
Pogonia ophioglossoides - Dwayne Estes
Pogonia ophioglossoides - Dwayne Estes
Pogonia ophioglossoides - Dwayne Estes
Pogonia ophioglossoides - Dwayne Estes
Pogonia ophioglossoides - Dwayne Estes
Pogonia ophioglossoides - Tara Littlefield
Pogonia ophioglossoides - Tara Littlefield
Pogonia ophioglossoides - Tara Littlefield
Pogonia ophioglossoides - Tara Littlefield