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Platanthera leucophaea (Nuttall) Lindley. Subgenus: Fimbriella. Prairie Fringed Orchid. Phen: May-Aug. Hab: Damp calcareous meadows. Dist: ME west to NE, south to w. VA, nw. PA, c. OH, c. IN, IL, MO, and OK.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = AqW, FNA26, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, Mo1, NE, NY, Pa, Va, W; = Blephariglottis leucophaea (Nutt.) Farw. – S, S13; = Fimbriella leucophaea (Nutt.) Butzin – Butzin (1981); = Habenaria leucophaea (Nutt.) A.Gray – F, G, Correll (1950); = Habenaria leucophaea (Nutt.) A.Gray var. leucophaea – C

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACW
  • Great Plains: OBL
  • Midwest: FACW
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACW

Heliophily ?: 9

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image of plant© Paul Marcum source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Paul Marcum source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Paul Marcum source | Original Image ⭷

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