Slender, 2-6 dm; lf long-sheathing, the blade sessile, oblong-linear, obtuse, 5-11 cm נ8-20 mm, bracteal lf similar but smaller; fl peduncled, somewhat nodding; sep linear, purple-brown, 3-6 cm; lateral pet pink to rose-purple, oblanceolate, 3-5 cm, recurved at the tip; lip slightly exceeding the pet, greenish, purple-veined. Swamps and wet woods, mostly on the coastal plain; N.J. to Fla. and Tex.; also inland to e. Ky. and e. Tenn. June, July. (Pogonia d.)
Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.