Platanthera psycodes

 Purple fringed orchid

Photographed CT USA, 31 July 2004 

Image number 310704ds21

The Purple fringed orchid is one of America's spectacular orchids, it stands up to 60 " (150 cm) tall with a magnificent flower spike. The flowers are normally purple but the colour can vary from almost white to magenta.  It is widely distributed and normally found in wet woods, meadows or bogs.


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