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Large Purple Fringed Orchid (Platanthera grandifora)
Image ID: 2017/gtwn108
Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid)
Height: 2 to 4 ft.
Blooms: June to August
Leaf Type: smooth
Bloom Size: 1 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Elongate clusters, Regular blooms, parts
Location: Ghost Town Trail
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Large Purple Fringed Orchid may be easily confused with:
Fireweed has four equal petals and very prominent stamens. The orchid has unequal petals which are prominently fringed.
We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.