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Platanthera peramoena (Purple fringeless orchid)
McAdoo, David R.

Platanthera peramoena

Platanthera peramoena (A. Gray) A. Gray

Purple Fringeless Orchid

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Synonym(s): Blephariglotis peramoena, Habenaria peramoena, Platanthera fissa


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Platanthera peramoena has an unfringed lip petal. It grows from Pennsylvania and New Jersey south to Georgia, west to Arkansas, and north to Missouri and Illinois.


From the Image Gallery

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: May bloom June to October.


USA: AL , AR , DC , DE , GA , IL , IN , KY , MD , MO , MS , NC , NJ , OH , PA , SC , TN , VA , WV

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2015-09-30
Research By: TWC Staff

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