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Wildflowers of Texas, Plant Resources Center, University of Texas at Austin

Rose Pogonia   Pogonia ophioglossoides    
Orchid family — Orchidaceae

Also known as:
Snake Mouth, Snake-mouth Orchid, Adder's Mouth, Adder's Tongue Pogonia, Beard Flower, Rose-crested Orchid

Slides: (click for larger view)


The rose pogonia orchid is fairly widespread in boggy and seepy areas of eastern Texas. Finding a patch of them in bloom, mostly in May and June, is an unforgettable treat.

Dried Specimens: (click for larger view)


Flowering Months: April, May, June, July

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