Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2145

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in bogs, seepages, moist forests, moist meadows, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, with 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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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Asparagales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Platanthera peramoena   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Platanthera peramoena   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 049-03-004:
Habenaria peramoena   FAMILY Orchidaceae

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

 

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