purple fringeless orchid

noun
variants: less commonly

purple fringeless orchis

Definition of purple fringeless orchid

  1. :  an orchid (Habenaria peramoena) of northeastern and alpine eastern North America that is closely related to the large-flowered purple-fringed orchid but has rosy purple to purple violet flowers with the lip divisions denticulate

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Origin and Etymology of purple fringeless orchid

1purple + fringe + -less


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