Small Whorled Pogonia
First identified in 1977 in Elgin County.
Mature mixed forest. In other localities in the U.S.A., the plant has been identified growing in rich leaf litter in hardwood forests.
|Flowering Season||Late May and early June.|
Height to 25 cm., Stem glaucous, pale green, hollow.
Often referred to as the rarest orchid east of the Mississippi River. No more than fifty stations have ever been found, of which only thirty-one, including the Canadian one are extant (Stewart, 1983). Rapidly advancing housing developments result in destroyed habitats.
Orchids of Ontario
© Royal Botanical Gardens, Dr. Donald Gunn Image Collection.