Close-up of the raceme of a Small Purple Fringed Orchid, Platanthera psycodes on a Wildlife Management Area in central Minnesota.
While not the rarest of the state's orchids, they aren't that common either. Look for this species in early- to mid-July in high quality sedge meadows, wet prairies and along intact riparian edges.
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