This, one of the prettiest of our more delicate little Orchids, is often found in company with the beautiful, deeper-hued Calopogon or Grass-pink, which blossoms at the same time in bogs, wet meadows, and swamps. The smooth, slender, grass-like stalk, springing from a fibrous root, grows from eight to fifteen inches high, and bears from one to three lance-shaped leaves. Usually there are but two erect leaves, one about halfway up the stalk, and a much smaller and strongly ribbed one at the top close to the blossom. Sometimes a solitary, long-stemmed leaf rises directly from the root. The fragrant, pale, rose-pink flowers are rather large and slightly nodding. They are borne solitary, or occasionally in pairs, at the top of the stalk. The spreading, oval sepals and narrower petals are about equal in length and are separated. The drooping, spurless, spoon-shaped lip is deeply fringed and crested and is streaked with yellow and purple. Mr. Gibson noted that this Orchid had an odour of red raspberries. It is also one of the few Orchids having free dusty pollen. Pogonia is from the Greek, meaning a beard, and refers to the beautifully tufted, hairy crest in the middle of the fancy lip. There are thirty species of Pogonia widely distributed over the world, and only five of this number are found in North America. All of them are spurless, and their lips are highly coloured and bearded with bristly hairs. The familiar vanilla bean, which furnishes the popular flavouring extract, is the fruit of an Orchid belonging to this group. This Pogonia is found during June and July, from Canada to Florida and west to Kansas, also in Japan.