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Platanthera peramoena (A. Gray) A. Gray. Subgenus: Fimbriella. Purple Fringeless Orchid, Purple Spire Orchid, Pride-of-the-peak. Phen: Jun-Oct; Aug-Oct. Hab: Bogs, seepages, moist forests, moist meadows. Dist: NJ, s. PA, OH, c. IL, and se. MO south to nw. SC, n. GA, n. AL, c. MS, and c. AR.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Taxonomy Comments: See Spooner & Shelly (1983) for a review of information about this species.

Synonymy: = AqW, Ar, FNA26, Il, K1, Mo1, Pa, Tn, Va, W, Luer (1975); = Blephariglottis peramoena (A.Gray) Rydb. – S, S13; = Fimbriella peramoena (A.Gray) Butzin – Butzin (1981); = Habenaria peramoena A.Gray – C, F, G, GW1, RAB, Tat, Correll (1950); = Platanthera fissa Lindl. – K3, K4, misapplied

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW (name change)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACW (name change)
  • Midwest: FACW (name change)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACW (name change)

Heliophily ?: 6

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