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Swamp Pink

( Arethusa bulbosa )

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Swamp Pink
Dragon's Mouth
Orchidaceae
Arethusa
Arethusa bulbosa
Linnaeus
AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, PE, NS, NL, NL, NT
Characteristics

Wildflower

Deciduous

Wet

No

No

No

No
Habitat Considerations

Boreal Shield, Atlantic Maritime

Wet Meadow/Prairie/Field, Swamp/Marsh, Bog/Fen

Prairie/Meadow
Design Considerations

12 cm

25 cm

May - Aug

Pink

Yes

No








Bees

No
Conservation Status

No


Interesting Tidbits

Named for the fountain nymph Arethusa, the flower suggests an animal's open mouth. Its unusual lip petal serves as a platform for insects, especially bumblebees, that enter the flower for nectar and pick up the powdery pollen masses as they leave. (Niering)


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