Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read about the Pollination of Platanthera psycodes at Mt. Mitchell State Park, North Carolina by Jim Fowler.
Read more: Purple Fringed Orchids on the Blue Ridge Parkway by Jim Fowler.
This species and P. grandiflora can be easily confused. Read more: Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Learn two characteristics that will help to distinguish Small and Large Purple Fringed Orchid: Click here.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Asparagales
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Small Purple Fringed Orchid, Butterfly Orchid, Lesser Purple Fringed Orchid
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Lip with 3 heavily fringed lobes. Nectary opening usually barbell-shaped, per Wild Orchids of South Carolina: A Popular Natural History.