Threatened, Endangered, and Proposed (TEP) Plant Profile

Platanthera leucophaea in flower.
Platanthera leucophaea. Photo by Bill Glass.

Platanthera leucophaea habitat.
Platanthera leucophaea habitat. Photo by Bill Glass.

Platanthera leucophaea range map.
Platanthera leucophaea range map.

Platanthera leucophaea, eastern prairie fringed orchid

ESA Status

Visit the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Species Profile link below for links to listing and other USFWS documents.

Threats

  • Habitat loss from conversion of to cropland and pasture, as well as drainage and development
  • Fire suppression and woody vegetation encroachment
  • Impacts to pollinator (hawkmoth) populations from pesticides and habitat loss
  • Competition from non-native plant species such as purple loosestrife and reed canary grass
  • Collecting for science and horticulture

Conservation Status

National Forest and Grassland Occurrence

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