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Platanthera

Common Name(s):
Purple fringed orchid
Category:
Wildflowers
Season:
Summer to fall
Height:
12-20 in.
Foliage:
Lower leaves are lance-shaped, up to 12 in. long; smaller upper leaves
Flower:
Narrow, dense cluster of pinkish purple flowers on 1 to 2 foot stem; long slender spur curves downward from base, exceeding the lip; fan-shaped lip with deeply fringed margins
Site:
Damp to wet acidic soil
Life Cycle:
Perennial

NCCES plant id: 2592

Platanthera Platanthera