Definition of Spreading pogonia
1. Noun. Orchid of northeastern United States with magenta-pink flowers having funnel-shaped lip; sometimes placed in genus Pogonia.
Generic synonyms: Orchid, Orchidaceous Plant
Group relationships: Cleistes, Genus Cleistes
Lexicographical Neighbors of Spreading Pogonia
Literary usage of Spreading pogonia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Our Native Orchids: A Series of Drawings from Nature of All the Species by William Hamilton Gibson, Helena Dewey Leeming Jelliffe (1905)
"THE spreading pogonia, with its solitary bracted inch- long flower at the summit of a tall slender stem, looks at first glance much like the Snake-mouth ..."
2. Southern Wild Flowers and Trees: Together with Shrubs, Vines and Various by Alice Lounsberry (1901)
"... spreading pogonia, bears also a scraggly looking flower as its three linear and divergent sepals, which are a deep, reddish purple, are considerably ..."