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 (pə-gō′nē-ə, -gōn′yə)
Any of various small terrestrial orchids of northern temperate regions that are or were previously classified in the genus Pogonia and have pink or whitish flowers.

[New Latin Pōgōnia, genus name, from Greek pōgōn, beard.]


(Plants) any orchid of the chiefly American genus Pogonia, esp the snakesmouth, having pink or white fragrant flowers
[C19: New Latin, from Greek pōgōnias bearded, from pōgōn a beard]
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Noun1.pogonia - any hardy bog orchid of the genus Pogonia: terrestrial orchids having slender rootstocks and erect stems bearing one or a few leaves and a solitary terminal flowerpogonia - any hardy bog orchid of the genus Pogonia: terrestrial orchids having slender rootstocks and erect stems bearing one or a few leaves and a solitary terminal flower
orchid, orchidaceous plant - any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors
genus Pogonia - small but widely distributed genus of orchids closely related to genus Cleistes;: of damp or boggy areas of north temperate zone
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Less common potential increasers with fire in this region include Aletris aurea, Aureolaria pectinata, Eryngium yuccifolium, Eurybia hemispherica, Gentiana villosa, Gratiola pilosa, Helianthus silphioides, Liatris squarrulosa, Matelea carolinensis, Phlox pilosa, Piptochaetium avenaceum, Polygala cruciata, Pogonia ophioglossoides, Sabatia campanulata, Silphium integrifolium and Xyris jupicai (Denley et al.
Likewise, the presence of Pogonia species such as P japonica and P minor in eastern Asia as well as P ophioglossoides in eastern North America helps to paint a picture of what must have been a continuous flora between these two continents at a time prior to Pleistocene glaciation events.
During the site survey, an endangered plant species, the Whorled Pogonia was discovered and 15 acres were set aside to accommodate two nature preserves on the campus.
I knew from field conversations with local botanists and government officials that the small whorled pogonia survived in scattered pockets of Virginia, but was rather scarce in the northern regions where I predominantly worked.
Ovarian development, fecundity, and spawning frequency of black drum Pogonia cromis in Louisiana.
The Park Service hopes to find the small whorled pogonia in more than one national park.
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2 /PRNewswire/ -- The small whorled pogonia, a rare member of the orchid family, owes its very survival in an environment of constantly shrinking forests to recovery efforts set in motion by the Endangered Species Act.
No Yes Pholidota yunnanensis Rolfe No No Pleione yunnanensis (Rolfe) Rolfe Yes No Pogonia japonica R.
Quantico also provides habitat for such federally-listed threatened or endangered species such as the bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), dwarf wedge mussel (Alasmidonta heterodon), and small whorled pogonia (Isotria medeoloides), an orchid.
Evolution of flower allometry and its significance for pollination success in the deceptive orchid Pogonia japonica.