Bog Orchids   Leave a comment

Bog Orchids

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

 

Calopogon tuberosus (Grass-Pink)

 

Http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calopogon_tuberosus

 Http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=CATU5

 

  

 

A single, long (about 18 cm) , linear leaf arises from the base of an erect stem. Two to twelve flowers (each about 4 cm long) are arranged in a group towards the end of the stem. A bearded (Yellow or white hairs) lip (Labellum) emerges from the top of the flower. Sepals and petals are pink.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Platanthera blephariglottis (Orchid, White-Fringed)

 

Http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platanthera_blephariglottis

Http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=PLBL

 

The white-fringed orchid has an erect stem about 0.5 meters high. The leaves, situated toward the base of the stem, are lance-shaped. A cluster of white flowers is located at the top of the stem. Each flower has a fringed petal (Lip); 2 thin upper petals extend over the top of the lip and 2 white lateral sepals lie below the petals.

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Pogonia ophioglossoides (Rose Pogonia) 

 

Http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pogonia_ophioglossoides 

  Http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=POOP

 

 

A single, erect stem about 25 cm tall arises from a horizontal rhizome. One, elliptical leaf, about 10 cm, long extends from the middle part of the stem. One pink flower extends from the tip of the stem. It consists of thin, pink sepals about 2 cm long; wider pink petals about the same length and a slightly longer tongue (Labellum) that is fringed with hairs. 

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Arethusa bulbosa (Dragon’s Mouth)

 

  Http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arethusa_bulbosa

Http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ARBU

 

 

 

A single, erect  stem, about 25 cm tall, arises from a horizontal rhizome. One purple flower extends from the tip of the stem. The pink lower lip (Labellum) (About 20 mm long and 12 mm wide) with its purple and white stripes has a ruffled edge. The center of the lower lip has three rows of yellow and white hairs (Bristles). Two purple petals form  a hood over the labellum while three purple sepals extend upward above the hood.

 

 

Advertisements

Posted February 7, 2011 by zottoli

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: