Flora of the Southeastern United States
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Platanthera psycodes (Linnaeus) Lindley. Subgenus: Fimbriella. Small Purple Fringed Orchid, Butterfly Orchid. Phen: Jun-Aug. Hab: Northern hardwood forests, other moist forests, seepages, bogs. Dist: NL (Newfoundland) and MB, south to n. GA, TN, and MO.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = FNA26, K1, K3, K4, Mi, Mo1, NE, NY, Pa, Tn, Va, W, Luer (1975); = Blephariglottis psycodes – S; = Fimbriella psycodes var. psycodes – Butzin (1981); = Habenaria psycodes – F, GW1; = Habenaria psycodes var. psycodes – C, G, RAB, Correll (1950); = Platanthera fissa – Il

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