Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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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

Syn: = FNA26, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, Mo1, NE, NY, Pa, Va, W; = Blephariglottis leucophaea – S; = Fimbriella leucophaea – Butzin (1981); = Habenaria leucophaea – G, Correll (1950); = Habenaria leucophaea var. leucophaea – C

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image of plant© Paul Marcum source
image of plant© Paul Marcum source