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Native Plant Trust: Go Botany

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Calopogon tuberosus

Plant of the day: Calopogon tuberosustuberous grass-pink

Tuberous grass-pink has the broadest range of any of the five species in the grass-pink genus (Calopogon), and the only one found in New England. The knobbed hairs on the lip are believed to imitate pollen, thus attracting pollen-collecting bees. The actual pollen is deposi ...

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