Tuberous Grasspink (Calopogon tuberosus)

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  1.   1.  Description
  2.   2.  Obtainment
  3.   3.  Uses
  4.   4.  More
  5.   5.  'Souls
Common Name Tuberous Grasspink
Latin Name Calopogon tuberosus
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"Calopogon tuberosus - wild pink orchid"
by Stolz, Gary M. - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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1.  Description

"Calopogon comes from the Greek words meaning beautiful beard. The prominent hairs, the beard, on the lip identify it. This species is a plant of moist areas and is most abundant in pineland bogs. It is known as grass pink because of the long, narrow, grass-like leaves. It grows 2 1/2–4 feet tall, with 2 or more flowers arranged along the stem. The blossoms are rose-pink to pale orchid and are about 2 inches across (248). " [1]

2.  Obtainment

Relatively rare. Though native to Nova Scotia, this plant was somewhat endangered prior to the demise of humanity. It can be found in "bogs or meadows with wet, acidic soil." [2]

3.  Uses

  • Dyes: These pink flowers are excellent for dyes, paints, and other ways of using color. Their vividness and pink color can produce all manner of reds, pinks, and closely related colors.
  • Scent: Their sweet smell is useful for disguising scents.

4.  More

5.  'Souls

  • Hey, did your character do something cool with this plant?
  • Or maybe your pack has it for trade?

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