Eastern Prairie Fringed-Orchid (Plantanthera leucophaea)
- Approximately 1-3' tall
- Leaves are alternate, smooth, strap shaped; 3-7" long
- Blooms from late June to mid July
- Flowers are creamy white; approximately 1" wide
- Lip of flower is divided into 3 wedge-shaped lobes, each with fringe cut 1/3 to 1/2 the length of lip petal segments
- The 1-3" long spur projects backward from the base of the lip and is larger than the spur of the Ragged fringed orchid
The Eastern prairie fringed-orchid is listed as threatened by the federal government and endangered by the State of Michigan. Any harm, taking, or destruction of Eastern prairie fringed-orchid is prohibited by law.