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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Platanthera praeclara Sheviak & Bowles
Great Plains white fringed orchid
USDA Symbol: PLPR4
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
An orchid of moist grasslands in central North America, where it ranges from northeastern Oklahoma to southern Manitoba. The Canadian government lists it as an endangered species, as it is limited to a single site in southern Manitoba.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
IA , KS , MN , MO , ND , NE , OK , SD Canada: MB Native Habitat:
Prairie/Meadow/Field USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
Soil pH: Alkaline (pH>7.2)
CaCO3 Tolerance: High
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
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Record Modified: 2012-11-11
Research By: TWC Staff