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Snakemouth orchid
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Flower of Pogonia ophioglossoides
Scientific classification
  • Arethusa ophioglossoides L. (basionym)
  • Arethusa parviflora Michx.
  • Pogonia pendula Lindl.

Pogonia ophioglossoides, the snakemouth orchid or rose pogonia, is a species of orchid occurring from central Canada to the east-central and eastern United States. It is the type species of the genus Pogonia. It is pollinated by bees. This species occurs in wet habitats. In the north, the habitat is typically fens but sometimes also bogs. Further south, along the Gulf Coast, it is a species of wet pine savannas and flatwoods.

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