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Snakemouth (Pogonia ophioglossoides) Mount Desert Island, Maine. Jul 10, 2018 Geotagged,Pogonia ophioglossoides,Summer,United States Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Snakemouth (Pogonia ophioglossoides)

Mount Desert Island, Maine. Jul 10, 2018

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  1. Another trip to Maine, another new orchid for me!
    I was walking along a lake and came to a marshy spot where a stream fed into the lake. I was on the lookout for orchids, and started scanning with my binoculars... I couldn't see anything at first but then spotted a pink flash... It was half hidden by vegetation and I couldn't be sure, but my pulse started getting faster. I walked around and suddenly got a good view of the opposite shore of the marsh, where dozens of pink flowers stood on short stalks. Jackpot! To the great puzzlement of the other hikers I waded on the side of the marsh to get to them, got on my knees with a big grin on my face and started taking photos! The highlight of my day, for sure.
    Posted 2 months ago
    1. lol, love the vivid storytelling here. Great find! Posted 2 months ago
      1. Thanks! I was really pleased about this one! Posted 2 months ago

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''Pogonia ophioglossoides'', the snakemouth orchid or rose pogonia, is a species of orchid occurring from central Canada to the east-central and eastern United States. It is the type species of the genus ''Pogonia''. It is pollinated by bees. This species occurs in wet habitats. In the north, the habitat is typically fens but sometimes also bogs. Further south, along the Gulf Coast, it is a species of wet pine savannas and flatwoods.

Species identified by Thibaud Aronson
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By Thibaud Aronson

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Uploaded Jul 13, 2018. Captured Jul 10, 2018 09:07 in Jordan Pond Path, Mt Desert, ME 04660, USA.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/18.0
  • 1/790s
  • ISO1000
  • 46mm