small purple fringed orchis

noun

Definition of small purple fringed orchis

: a rather small orchid (Habenaria psychodes) of moist parts of northeastern North America with pink to rosy purple or occasionally white flowers distinguished by a broad lip deeply cleft into three lacerate segments

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“Small purple fringed orchis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/small%20purple%20fringed%20orchis. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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