Lesser purple fringed orchis
I do not believe in portent and thought it simple coincidence when a Scarlet Tanager flew past the very first time we walked the farm. I was made to wonder, however, when another visited when we first explored the wood at this new place.
He said that he had glimpsed fringed orchis along the road. She took the news as a sure omen of good things to come.
And so it has been.