Entry from British & World English dictionary
An orchid of the northern hemisphere whose purple or yellowish-green flowers have a fringed lip.
Genus Pogonia, family Orchidaceae
- "Small Whorled-Big Mission" shows Marines training in woods populated with the small whorled pogonia.
- Small whorled pogonia is currently designated as Threatened in its entire range.
- In the proposed Burke Branch Wilderness, for instance, visitors can discover six-foot-tall cinnamon ferns, the rare whorled pogonia, and the last known mesic barren in North America.
Modern Latin, from Greek pōgōn beard + -ia1.
Words that rhyme with pogoniaAmazonia, ammonia, Antonia, Babylonia, begonia, bonier, Catalonia, catatonia, Cephalonia, Estonia, Ionia, Laconia, Livonia, Macedonia, mahonia, Patagonia, pneumonia, Rondônia, sinfonia, Snowdonia, valonia, zirconia
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