Platanthera leucophaea (Nutt.) Lindl.
Common Name: PRAIRIE FRINGED ORCHID
Synonym: Habenaria leucophaea
Coefficient of Conservatism: 10
Coefficient of Wetness: -3
Wetness Index: FACW
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb
Status: E

Habenaria leucophaea of Michigan Flora.

Open fens (even on floating sedge mats), wet prairies and other wet open sites; wet successional fields with Cornus near Lake Erie. Very rare now.

A plant with peloric flowers (regular, rather than bilaterally symmetrical) was collected on Belle Isle (Wayne Co.) in 1884 (A. B. Lyons, MICH). Rare hybrids with Platanthera lacera (P. ×hollandiae Catling & Brownell) and P. psycodes (P. ×reznicekii Catling, Brownell & G. Allen) are known from southern Ontario and could occur in Michigan

Locations

Arenac County
Bay County
Berrien County
Calhoun County
Cheboygan County
Clinton County
Eaton County
Genesee County
Gratiot County
Huron County
Ingham County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Livingston County
Monroe County
Oakland County
Saginaw County
St. Clair County
Tuscola County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 17, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1833.