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The small-whorled pogonia is found in 15 states but often there are only one or two populations in each state.
Sabri Ben-Achour
The small-whorled pogonia is found in 15 states but often there are only one or two populations in each state.

A rare, endangered orchid inhabits the hollows of Virginia, surviving only in collaboration with a particular type of fungus and a particular type of tree. Scientists want to save the orchid, known as the small-whorled pogonia, but first they have to find it. Sabri Ben-Achour tags along on a rescue mission.

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