Blooming Schedule for Pinelands Orchids

The New Jersey Pinelands are noted by amateur and professional botanists alike for the many species of native
wild orchids, some considered rare. The schedule below is approximate and is intended only to serve as a
guide. Blooming periods may vary depending on climate patterns and other growing conditions.

KEY: E = early; M = middle; L = late; Months indicated numerically (i.e M/07 = Mid-July).

Blooming Period Common Name Scientific Name
M/04 – L/05 Southern Twayblade Listera australis
E/05 – M/06 Pink Lady’s Slipper, Moccasin Flower Cypripedium acaule
M/05 – L/05 Whorled Pogonia Isotria verticillata
M/05 – M/06 Arethusa, Dragon’s Mouth Arethusa bulbosa
L/05 – E/06 Putty Root Aplectrum hyemale
L/05 – M/06 Bog Twyblade Liparis loeselii
L/05 – L/06 Lilly-leafed Twayblade Liparis lilifolia
E/06 – L/06 Grass Pink Calopogon pulchellus
M/06 – E/07 Rose Pogonia Pogonia ophioglossoides
M/06 – E/07 Ragged Fringed or Green Fringed Orchid Habenaria lacera
L/06 – E/07 Spreading Pogonia Cleistes divaricata
L/06 – L/07 Spring Ladies’-tresses Spiranthes vernalis
L/06 – L/07 Helleborine Epipactis helleborine
L/06 – L/07 Crane-fly Orchid Tipularia discolor
E/07 – L/07 Ragged-lipped or Northern Ladies’-tresses Spiranthes lacera
M/07 – E/09 Little or Becks Ladies’-tresses Spiranthes tuberosa
M/07 – E/08 Rattlesnake Plantain Goodyera pubescens
L/07 – M/08 White Fringed Orchid Habernaria blephariglottis
L/07 – L/08 Crested Yellow Orchid Habernaria cristata
L/07 – M/08 Green Rein Orchid Habernaria clavellata
L/07 – L/08 Yellow Fringed Orchid Habernaria ciliaris
L/07 – M/08 Canby’s Orchid Habernaria canbyi
L/07 – M/08 Green Wood Orchid Habernaria clavellata v.ophinglossoides
E/08 – E/09 Southern Yellow Orchid Habernaria integra
E/08 – M/09 Grass-leafed or Greenvein Ladies’-tresses Spiranthes praecox
M/08 – E/09 Slender Ladies’-tresses Spiranthes gracilis
L/08 – M/09 Lace-lipped Ladies’-tresses Spiranthes laciniata
L/08 – M/09 Autumn Coral Root Corallorhiza odontorhiza
E/09 – M/10 Nodding Ladies’ Tresses Spiranthes cernua