Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Platanthera leucophaea (Nutt.) Lindl. image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Jeff Hapeman

Jeff Hapeman

Jeff Hapeman

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll
Family Orchidaceae
Platanthera leucophaea (Nutt.) Lindl.
eastern prairie fringed orchid, prairie white fringed orchid
Platanthera: from the Greek for "flat" and "flower," hence "wide or flat anthered"
leucophaea: from Latin leuco meaning "white" and phaea meaning "dusky" or like a whitish powder resembling ashes
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Status: Endangered (Federally Threatened)
Plant: erect, perennial, 16"-40" tall forb
Flower: white, 6-parted, 1" long, lips deeply 3-lobed and long-fringed 1/3 to 1/2 the length, petals oblong and toothed; inflorescence a 3"-8" cylindrical, spike-like cluster of almost stalkless flowers; blooms June-July
Leaf:lower lance-like to linear, upper much smaller
Habitat: wet; meadows, prairies
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Blephariglottis leucophaea (Nutt.) Farw.
Habenaria leucophaea (Nutt.) A.Gray
Habenaria leucophaea (Nutt.) A.Gray var. leucophaea
Orchis leucophaea Nutt.

         
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