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


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picture of Habenaria peramoena, image of Platanthera peramoena

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

        

picture of Habenaria peramoena, image of Platanthera peramoena

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

        

picture of Habenaria peramoena, image of Platanthera peramoena

Jim Fowler    jafpperamoena_1

July        NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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

picture of Habenaria peramoena, image of Platanthera peramoena

Jim Fowler    jafpperamoena_2

July        NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

picture of Habenaria peramoena, image of Platanthera peramoena

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_peramoena_10

July        

picture of Habenaria peramoena, image of Platanthera peramoena

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.

picture of Habenaria peramoena, image of Platanthera peramoena

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_peramoena_20

July