Small Whorled Pogonia (Isotria medeoloides)

February 01, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Small Whorled PogoniaSmall Whorled PogoniaSmall Whorled Pogonia is one of the most imperiled orchids in North America.

This plant has gained the nickname,"the rarest orchid east of the Mississippi." It's a federally threatened species. In New York, however, where this specimen was photographed, it's listed as endangered. A single population, consisting of a mere 6 individuals, is all that's known in the state.

Click the link below to visit my article in the Conservationist detailing a small population of the federally threatened and NYS endangered orchid known as small whorled pogonia in the Hudson Valley. This diminutive beauty has been described as the "rarest orchid east of the Mississippi."


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