Small whorled pogonia (Isotria medeoloides)

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Illustration of Isotria medeoloides by Beverly Simone

Species: Isotria medeoloides
Common Name: Small whorled pogonia
Status: Threatened, Federal Endangered
Species Act; Endangered in 17 States;
Endangered, Canada
Range: Eastern United States, Canada

Map of United States illustrating the range of Isotria medeoloides

Artist: Beverly Simone
Artist Home Country: United States
Medium: Watercolor

Found over a broad range of the eastern US
the small whorled pogonia has disappeared
from several states where it historically
occurred. The total number of these native
orchids remaining in the wild has been
estimated at less than 5000.