FOTD: Simpson’s grasspink

(Calopogon tuberosus var. simpsonii)
This gorgeous wildflower is called grass pink

and it is in the Orchid family (Orchidaceae).
The genus name “Calopogon” is Greek
and means “beautiful beard.”
It refers to the hairlike structures
on the upper petal.
It has a bulb-like corm
that resembles a tuber,
hence the name “tuberosus.”
The slender grass-like leaves
give rise to the name “grass pink.”
It is a stunning wildflower.

Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge

Photo Credit: ©️Deb L. Waters

Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T3i with Canon EF-S 18-55mm lens with Altura Wide Angle Fisheye Lens.

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