Platanthera praeclara 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.
ITIS Reports — ITIS (the Integrated Taxonomic Information System) is a source for authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.Platanthera praeclara, known as the western prairie fringed orchid and the Great Plains white fringed orchid, is a rare and threatened species of orchid native to North America.Species. Platanthera praeclara Sheviak & Bowles – Great Plains white fringed orchid. Subordinate Taxa. This plant has no children. Legal Status. Threatened and Endangered Information: This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists.chid, is distributed in the midwest United States and Canada, from Oklahoma to Manitoba. It produces 2-5 basal and lower stem leaves, which are present at the time of flowering. The inflorescence has 10-24 creamy white colored flowers with petals that form a hood over the column.
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Full Name: Western Prairie Fringed Orchid (Platanthera praeclara)
Where found: Wherever found
Species Group:Flowering Plants