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  1. grass pink, Calopogon pulchellum, Calopogon tuberosumnoun

    an orchid

  2. cottage pink, grass pink, Dianthus plumariusnoun

    European pink cultivated for its very fragrant pink or rosy flowers


  1. grass pink

    Calopogon, grass pink, is a genus of terrestrial orchids (family Orchidaceae). The generic name is from Greek and means "beautiful beard", referring to the cluster of hairs adorning the labellum. The five species are native to the eastern United States, eastern Canada, Cuba and the Bahamas. The genus Calopogon is abbreviated Cpg in trade journals. Calopogon, like many other orchids, is an indicator species for good remnant hydrology. This means that their presence is an indication of high-quality ground and surface water. Most species of Calopogon frequent wet, sunny swales, bogs, and the edges of marshy areas, and associate with ferns, sedges, grasses and forbs. Calopogon oklahomensis has been observed in drier areas than Calopogon tuberosus would prefer. One distinguishing feature of the grass pinks is that, unlike most orchids, they are non-resupinate. The lip of calopogon is on the top of the flower, not the bottom, as is common with most other genera. The brushy, yellow protuberances on the lip are also designed to attract pollinators, but they only tempt without providing a reward. To add injury to insult, the flower then snaps closed when a potential pollinator lands on it, and the insect has to crawl out of the tight quarters between the lip and the reproductive parts below in order to escape, hopefully pollinating the flower in the process.The other deception they use is their frequent association with nectar-bearing flowers of the same color; Calopogon is often an associate of the magenta marsh phlox, in the northern United States, the phlox bearing nectar to reward curious insects while the deceptive but showy Calopogon does not.


  1. grass pink

    Grass pink, scientifically known as Calopogon tuberosus, is a species of orchid native to North America. It is characterized by its pink to purple flowers, each with a small, yellow or white "beard" to attract pollinators. This perennial plant typically grows in wet, acidic soils, such as bogs and marshes. The name "grass pink" derives from the fact that it has grass-like leaves and pink flowers.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of grass pink in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of grass pink in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6


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