Prepared by Jennifer L. D’Appollonio, Assistant Scientist, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469. February 2013.
Scientific name: Arethusa bulbosa L.
Common name(s): dragon’s mouth, swamp pink, arethusa
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- lobed labellum
-one flower per stalk
– threatened or endangered in all New England states except ME
-bogs and fens
-meadows and fields
-named after a river nymph from Greek mythology
Go Botany. “Arethusa Bulbosa L.” Arethusa Bulbosa (Dragon’s-Mouth): Go Botany, 2020, gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/species/arethusa/bulbosa/.