Prairie White Fringed Orchid (Platanthera leucophaea)

Prairie White Fringed Orchid (Platanthera Leucophaea)
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Platanthera Leucophaea, or more commonly know as Prairie 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 Leucophaea or Prairie White Fringed Orchid's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.

  • 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: prairie white fringed orchid
  • State T/E Status: IA (E) IL (E) IN (X) ME (E) MI (E) MO (E) NY (E) OH (T) PA (X) WI (E)
  • State T/E Common Name: IA (eastern prairie fringed orchid) IL (white fringed orchid) IN (prairie white-fringed orchid) ME (prairie white-fringed orchid) MI (prairie fringed orchid) MO (eastern prairie fringed orchid) NY (prairie fringed orchid) OH (prairie fringed orchid) PA (prairie white-fringed orchid) WI (prairie white-fringed orchid)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACW OBL
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FACW+) 2(OBL) 3(FACW+) 4(FACW) 5(OBL) 6(OBL)

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