Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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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. 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

Syn: = Ar, FNA26, Il, K1, Mo1, Pa, Tn, Va, W, Luer (1975); = Blephariglottis peramoena – S; = Fimbriella peramoena – Butzin (1981); = Habenaria peramoena – C, F, G, GW1, RAB, Correll (1950); = Platanthera fissa – K3, K4, misapplied

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image of plant© Richard & Teresa Ware
image of plant© Alan M. Cressler