Platanthera praeclara

Platanthera praeclara

Great Plains white fringed orchid
western prairie fringed orchid
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Overview

The Western prairie fringed orchid is a terrestrial member of the orchid family. This smooth, erect, perennial herb grows to 1.2 meters 4 feet (ft)] tall. Plants have two to five fairly thick, elongate, hairless leaves each. The open, spike-like flowering stalk bears up to 24 showy, 2.5 centimeters (cm) [1-inch (in)] wide, white flowers. The lower petal of each flower is deeply 3-lobed and fringed, hence the common name.

Scientific Name

Platanthera praeclara
Common Name
Great Plains white fringed orchid
western prairie fringed orchid
FWS Category
Flowering Plants
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