Platanthera leucophaea (Nutt.) Lindl.
Family: Orchidaceae
eastern prairie fringed orchid,  more...
[Habenaria leucophaea (Nutt.) A.Gray]
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Merel R. Black  
Etymology: Platanthera: from the Greek for "flat" and "flower," hence "wide or flat anthered"
Plants: erect, perennial, 16"-40" tall forb
Leaves: lower lance-like to linear, upper much smaller
Flowers: 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
Habitat: wet; meadows, prairies
Conservation Status: Endangered (Federally Threatened)
Platanthera leucophaea
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Thomas Givnish  
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Merel R. Black  
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Christopher Noll  
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Christopher Noll  
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Christopher Noll  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Jeff Hapeman  
Platanthera leucophaea image
Aaron_Carlson  
Platanthera leucophaea image
Jeff Hapeman  
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Merel R. Black  
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Aaron Carlson  
Platanthera leucophaea image
Aaron_Carlson  
Platanthera leucophaea image
Merel R. Black  
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Jeff Hapeman  
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