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Feb 15, 2006 WHORLED POGONIA
N. Walker

The Large Whorled Pogonia is a species of orchid which can grow to a foot in height. It is relatively small and inconspicuous. It has many long hairy roots which form shoots from which new plants develop. There are 5 to 6 leaves at the top of the stem, which open at the same time as the flower and continue developing during flowering and development of the fruit. The leaves are green. The smooth slender stem is purplish. There is only one yellow-green flower. This plant has a delicate fragrance.