Great Plains White Fringed Orchid (Platanthera praeclara)


Platanthera Praeclara, or more commonly know as Great Plains White Fringed Orchid, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Platanthera. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Platanthera Praeclara or Great Plains White Fringed Orchid's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming.

  • Category: Monocot
  • Genus: Platanthera
  • Family: Orchidaceae
  • Order: Orchidales
  • Class: Liliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N) CAN (N)
  • Federal T/E Status: Threatened
  • Federal T/E Common Name: Great Plains white fringed orchid
  • State T/E Status: IA (T) MN (E) MO (E) NE (T)
  • State T/E Common Name: IA (western prairie fringed orchid) MN (western prairie fringed orchid) MO (western prairie fringed orchid) NE (western prairie fringed orchid)

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