Frequent, local; concentrated in open sphagnum mat with Sarracenia, Scheuchzeria, Rhynchospora alba, and Juncus sp. Largely past flower by this date, except for individuals near the shrub zone in part shade.
Small colony at Webb's Mill Bog in Greenwood WMA.
In profusion in a fen in the Carp Hills, and scattered along the shore of a pond.
Identified as Regionally Significant in D. Brunton's "Vascular Plants of the City of Ottawa".
Pogonia ophioglossoides is a species of orchid occurring from central Canada to the east-central and eastern United States. It is the type species of the genus Pogonia. It is also known as the "Snake Mouth Orchid". It is pollinated by bees. This species occurs in wet habitats. In the north, the habitat is typically fens but sometimes also bogs. Further south, along the Gulf Coast, it is a species of wet pine savannas and flatwoods.