Calopogon tuberosus

The genus name “Calopogon” is Greek and means “beautiful beard.” It refers to the hairlike structures on the upper petal.  It has a bulb-like corm that resembles a tuber, hence the name “tuberosus.”  The slender grass-like leaves give rise to the name “grass pink.”  


Synonym:
Family:Orchidaceae
Common Name:Grass Pink
Authority: (Linnaeus) BSP.
Etymology:
C Value:10
Wetness:OBL
# of Species in  
Genus in Illinois:
2
Duration:Perennial
Reproduction:Monoecious
Flower Type:Perfect
Growth Habit:Forb
Leaf Arrangement:Basal
Leaf Type:Simple
Leaf Margin:Entire
Leaf Toothing:
Flower Color:Pink
Habitat:
Status (State):Endangered
Status (Federal):Not Listed
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