Connecticut Plants
Greater Purple Fringed Orchid
Platanthera grandiflora (Bigelow) Lindl.
  • Synonyms: Habenaria fimbriata (Aiton) R. Br., Habenaria grandiflora (Bigelow) Torr.
  • Family: orchid (Orchidaceae)
  • Habitat: swamps, wet woods, streambanks
  • Height: 2 to 4 feet
  • Flower size: 1 inch long
  • Flower color: lavender
  • Flowering time: June to July
  • Origin: native
Platanthera grandiflora (Bigelow) Lindl.
Platanthera grandiflora (Bigelow) Lindl.

Photographed in eastern West Virginia in mid-June.