Pogonia ophioglossoides

rose pogonia, snakemouth orchid



Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 0.5 ft    Width: 0.25 ft
Flower Color: flower color      pink
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers


Recommended Uses: Bog garden. This is a very site-specific plant that will grow well in seepage settings. Typically grown with other specialists such as pitcher plants.
Considerations: Will not do well in a general garden setting.
Propagation: Seed. Plants can be acquired from orchid specialty growers.
Availability: Specialty providers
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Organic material (muck)
Soil pH Range: Acidic


Native Habitats: Cutthroat seeps, dome swamp (edges), wet flatwoods (wet openings)

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in: