Platanthera leucophaea NatureServe Explorer Species Reports — NatureServe Explorer is a source for authoritative conservation information on more than 50,000 plants, animals and ecological communtities of the U.S and Canada. NatureServe Explorer provides in-depth information on rare and endangered species, but includes common plants and animals too. NatureServe Explorer is a product of NatureServe in collaboration with the Natural Heritage Network.Platanthera leucophaea, commonly known as the prairie white fringed orchid or eastern prairie fringed orchid, is a rare species of orchid native to North America. It is listed as a threatened species in the United States on September 28, 1989. The IUCN does not currently recognize it as being at risk.Eastern Prairie Fringed Orchid (Platanthera leucophaea)By Christopher David Benda. A member of the Orchid family (Orchidaceae) and prairie rarity is the Eastern Prairie Fringed Orchid (Platanthera leucophaea).Platanthera means “flat anthers,” referring to the broad male reproductive parts of the flower. The species name “leucophaea” comes from the Greek words “leucon” for “white …
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Full Name: Eastern Prairie Fringed orchid (Platanthera leucophaea)
Where found: Wherever found
Species Group:Flowering Plants