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Platanthera peramoena [= Habenaria peramoena]

Purple Fringeless Orchid, Purple Spire Orchid, Pride-of-the-peak

Scientific Name:

Platanthera peramoena [= Habenaria peramoena]

Genus:

Platanthera

Species Epithet:

peramoena

Common Name:

Purple Fringeless Orchid, Purple Spire Orchid, Pride-of-the-peak

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

1-3 ft., 3-6 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Pink, Purple

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

June, July, August, September, October

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Bogs, seepages, moist forests, moist meadows (Weakley 2015). Rare in NC Mountains and Piedmont.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

State Rank:

S2: Imperiled (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

State Status:

T: Threatened (*Key)

Blooms

image

© David R. McAdoo

Closeup of Blooms

image

© David R. McAdoo

Blooms

image

David McAdoo

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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