Platanthera peramoena (A. Gray) A. Gray
Purple Fringeless Orchid
Family - Orchidaceae
Stems - No info yet.
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Flowering - June - September.
Habitat - Mesic bottomland forests along streams and lakes, in mucky or rocky soil.
Origin - Native to U.S.
Other info. - This striking species can be found in the southeast corner of Missouri. The plant is fairly uncommon but may be more common in the state than has been reported.
Photographs taken at the S Bar F Scout Ranch, St. Francois County, MO., 7-10-04.