Lesser Purple Fringed Orchid (Platanthera psycodes)

Lesser Purple Fringed Orchid (Platanthera Psycodes)
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Platanthera Psycodes, or more commonly know as Lesser Purple Fringed Orchid, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Platanthera. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Platanthera Psycodes or Lesser Purple Fringed Orchid's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont and Wisconsin.

  • Category: Monocot
  • Genus: Platanthera
  • Family: Orchidaceae
  • Order: Orchidales
  • Class: Liliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N) CAN (N) SPM (N)
  • State T/E Status: IA (T) IL (E) IN (R) KY (E) MD (E X) NY (EV) OH (E) RI (SC) TN (T)
  • State T/E Common Name: IA (purple fringed orchid) IL (purple fringed orchid) IN (small purple-fringe orchis) KY (small purple-fringed orchid) MD (small purple fringed orchid) NY (small purple fringed orchid) OH (small purple fringed orchid) RI (small purple fringed orchid) TN (small purple fringed orchid)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACW- FACW
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FACW) 2(FACW-) 3(FACW) 5(FACW)

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