Meaning of purple-fringed orchid

pur'ple-fringed or'chid

Pronunciation: (pûr'pul-frinjd"), [key]
  1. either of two orchids, Habenaria fimbriata or H. psycodes, of eastern North America, having a cluster of fragrant purple flowers with a fringed lip. Also called
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