Lesser purple fringed orchids (Platanthera psychodes) are just beginning to bloom here in central NY. These were found today in a swamp under some poison sumac. Green fringed orchid (Platanthera lacera) was also blooming in the same area. There were many little club-spur orchids (Platanthera clavellata) in bud that should be opening in a few weeks.
It was overcast so a flash was needed to get a closeup of the flowers, which is why the background is so dark.