OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Asparagales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Platanthera peramoena   FAMILY Orchidaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Platanthera peramoena   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Platanthera fissa

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Platanthera peramoena

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 049-03-004:
Habenaria peramoena   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Blephariglottis peramoena

 

COMMON NAME:
Purple Fringeless Orchid, Purple Spire Orchid, Pride-of-the-peak


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image of Platanthera peramoena, Purple Fringeless Orchid, Purple Spire Orchid, Pride-of-the-peak

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_blpe_001_lvd

        

image of Platanthera peramoena, Purple Fringeless Orchid, Purple Spire Orchid, Pride-of-the-peak

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_plpe_003_lvd

        

image of Platanthera peramoena, Purple Fringeless Orchid, Purple Spire Orchid, Pride-of-the-peak

Jim Fowler    jafpperamoena_1

July        NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Raceme densely or loosely flowered, cylindrical, bracteate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Platanthera peramoena, Purple Fringeless Orchid, Purple Spire Orchid, Pride-of-the-peak

Jim Fowler    jafpperamoena_2

July        NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Platanthera peramoena, Purple Fringeless Orchid, Purple Spire Orchid, Pride-of-the-peak

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_peramoena_10

July        

image of Platanthera peramoena, Purple Fringeless Orchid, Purple Spire Orchid, Pride-of-the-peak

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_peramoena_2

July        

Lip petal split into 3 widely spreading lobes, margin serrated not fringed, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Platanthera peramoena, Purple Fringeless Orchid, Purple Spire Orchid, Pride-of-the-peak

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_peramoena_20

July        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Platanthera peramoena   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Platanthera peramoena   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Platanthera fissa

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Platanthera peramoena

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 049-03-004:
Habenaria peramoena   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Blephariglottis peramoena

 

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2145

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Rare (historically in SC, but not recently seen)

Habitat: bogs, seepages, moist forests, moist meadows, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, with floral bracts upward

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Violet-purple/Phlox-purple
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
3 sepals, two lateral and one dorsal
3 petals, the two lateral similar and a third (the lip) enlarged
stamens and pistil fused together into a column
Inferior ovary

Raceme

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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