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Bletia purpurea

Bletia purpurea (Lam.) DC.

Pine Pink, Pine-pink, Pinepink, Purple Bletia, Sharp-petaled Bletia

Orchidaceae (Orchid family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 5 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Dec


Native Distribution: Known in North America only in Florida, where it is considered threatened.
Native Habitat: Epiphytic, growing in woodlands and swamps.


Propagation Material: Seeds

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FAC
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 35 - Go Orchids (2019) North American Orchid Conservation Center (NAOCC)

Additional resources

USDA: Find Bletia purpurea in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Bletia purpurea in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Bletia purpurea


Record Modified: 2019-06-25
Research By: CBR

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