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Platanthera praeclara Sheviak & Bowles. Subgenus: Fimbriella. Great Plains White Fringed Orchid. Phen: Jun-Jul. Hab: Mesic prairies, on loess or calcareous substrates. Dist: MN, MB, and ND south through IA, SD, MO, NE, and e. KS to ne. OK.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = FNA26, K3, K4, Mo1; = Habenaria leucophaea (Nutt.) A.Gray var. praeclara (Sheviak & Bowles) Cronquist – C; < Platanthera leucophaea (Nutt.) Lindl.

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Great Plains: FACW
  • Midwest: FACW
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACW

Heliophily: 9

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