purple orchis


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Noun1.purple orchis - North American orchid having a spike of violet-purple flowers mixed with whitepurple orchis - North American orchid having a spike of violet-purple flowers mixed with white; sepals and petals form a hood
orchis - any of various deciduous terrestrial orchids having fleshy tubers and flowers in erect terminal racemes
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Plant bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta), wood anemone (Anemone nemerosa), wood sorrel (Oxalis acetosella), early purple orchis (Orchis mascula), foxglove (digitalis purpurea) or ragged robin (Lychnis flos-cuculi).
sinuatus (bugle-weed), Scutellaria galericulata (skull-cap), Solidago lanceolata and squarrosa East Branch (golden-rod), Diplopappus umbellatus (double-bristled aster), Aster radula, Cicuta maculata and bulbifera (water-hemlock), meadowsweet, Lysimachia stricta and ciliata (loose-strife), Galium trifidum (small bed-straw), Lilium Canadense (wild yellow-lily), Platanthera peramna and psycodes (great purple orchis and small purple-fringed orchis), Mimulus ringens (monkey-flower), dock (water), blue flag, Hydrocotyle Americana (marsh pennywort), Sanicula Canadensis?
Of these, those conspicuously in flower the last of July, 1857, were: rue, Solidago lanceolata and squarrosa, Diplopappus umbellatus, Aster radula Lilium Canadense, great and small purple orchis, Mimulus ringens, blue flag, virgin's-bower, &c.