Dragon's Mouth (Arethusa bulbosa)

Dragon's Mouth (Arethusa Bulbosa)
Credit: Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. | http://plants.usda.g... | License: PD

Arethusa Bulbosa, or more commonly know as Dragon's Mouth, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Arethusa. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Arethusa Bulbosa or Dragon's Mouth's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia, Vermont and Wisconsin.

  • Category: Monocot
  • Genus: Arethusa
  • Family: Orchidaceae
  • Order: Orchidales
  • Class: Liliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N) CAN (N) SPM (N)
  • State T/E Status: CT (E) IN (X) MA (T) MD (E X) NC (E) NH (E) NY (T) OH (E) PA (E) RI (E) VT (T)
  • State T/E Common Name: CT (arethusa) IN (swamp-pink) MA (arethusa) MD (arethusa) NC (bog rose) NH (arethusa) NY (swamp pink) OH (dragon's-mouth) PA (swamp-pink) RI (swarnp pink) VT (arethusa)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: OBL
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(OBL) 2(OBL) 3(OBL) 0(NI)

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