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Plant Details

Platanthera psycodes

Small Purple Fringed Orchid, Butterfly Orchid, Lesser Purple Fringed orchid

Scientific Name:

Platanthera psycodes

Common Name:

Small Purple Fringed Orchid, Butterfly Orchid, Lesser Purple Fringed orchid

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Perennial

Bloom Color(s):

Purple

Size in Feet:

2.5

Light:

Part-sun

Soil Moisture:

mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

June - July - August

Bloom Area:

Mountains - Mountainsountains

Habitat Description:

“Northern hardwood forersts, other moist forests, seepages, bogs.” Weakley 2015

Blooms

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© David R. McAdoo

Blooms

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David McAdoo

Bloom Close up

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David McAdoo

Field of Blooms

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David McAdoo

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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