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Platanthera psycodes (Lesser purple fringed orchid)
Cressler, Alan

Platanthera psycodes

Platanthera psycodes (L.) Lindl.

Lesser Purple Fringed Orchid, Small Purple Fringed Orchid

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Synonym(s): Blephariglotis psycodes, Habenaria fissa, Habenaria fissa, Habenaria psycodes, Orchis fissa, Orchis incisa, Platanthera fissa, Platanthera incisa

USDA Symbol: PLPS2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N), SPM (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Flower:
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple

Distribution

USA: CT , DC , DE , GA , IA , IL , IN , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SC , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: NB , NL , NS , PE , QC
Native Habitat: Woodland,Prairie/Meadow/Field,Wet Meadow/Prairie/Field,Swamp/Marsh,Fresh Water Aquatic

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)
Soil Description: Sand

Benefit

Conspicuous Flowers: yes

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACW FACW FACW FACW FACW
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.

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2014-09-25
Research By: TWC Staff

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