Grass Pink Calopogon tuberosus

Synonym: Calopogon pulchellu

Plant Family: Orchid, Orchidaceae

Wetland Indicator Status:

Grass Pink (Calopogon tuberosus) is a member of the orchid family found in bogs and other wetlands.  It is well named, having grass-like leaves and pink to purple petals. Grass Pink stems grow to a height of 20-70 cm and has leaves 15-40 cm in length.

Grass Pink Calopogon tuberosus
Front view of a Grass Pink Calopogon tuberosus flower, not quite all the way open. The leaves in the background do not belong to this wildflower, but are those of Labrador Tea.
Grass Pink Side view
Side view of Grass Pink bloom in the process of opening