An orchid of the northern hemisphere whose purple or yellowish-green flowers have a fringed lip.
Genus Pogonia, family Orchidaceae
More example sentences
- "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.