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Calopogon tuberosus

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Grass-pink is a delightful orchid that has a graceful, willowy stem up to 18” tall, bearing multiple pinkish-magenta, sweet smelling flowers with gold and white “beards” at each tip. The leaves, originating from a corm, are narrow, grass-like and appear with the flowers in early summer. Grass-pink thrives in acidic soil whether it be a wet sunny meadow or a bog garden. Nursery propagated plants are now available for gardeners. Companion plants include Helonias bullata, Spiranthes odorata, Lysimachia terrestris, Sabatia kennedyana, Vaccinium macrocarpon, Thelypteris palustris, Woodwardia areolata, and carnivorous plants such as Dionaea muscipula and Sarracenia spp.

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    moist, wet 
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    pink, white 
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