Distribution and reproductive success of the prairie fringed orchid in southeastern Wisconsin sand prairie.
Recovery plan for the Eastern prairie fringed orchid (Platanthera leucophaea [Nuttall] Lindley).
Managers and researchers have described western prairie fringed orchid habitat using major vegetation types observed in association with the orchid.
1) Wolken PM (1995) Habitat and life history of the western prairie fringed orchid (Platanthera praeclara), MS thesis.
The eastern prairie fringed orchid was once widespread across the upper Midwest, with additional populations in Oklahoma, Virginia, New Jersey, and Maine.
Her enthusiasm and diligence motivates others to take a stake in eastern prairie fringed orchid recovery.
Historically, the western prairie fringed orchid was recorded in South Dakota and in portions of Oklahoma, but sightings in those states have not been reported since 1970, in 1999, there were 175 known populations of the fringed orchid in North America.
Pipestone began monitoring its fringed orchid population in 1993.
3:00 Sarah Dahl (VCSU) DETERMINING SEED PRODUCTION RATES IN THE FEDERALLY LISTED THREATENED PLANT, THE WESTERN PRAIRIE FRINGED ORCHID
(PLATANTHERA PRAECLARA SHEVIAK AND BOWLES)
Population and habitat viability assessment for the western prairie fringed orchid
at Eugene Mahoney State Park.
These species are the black-footed ferret, swift fox, woodland caribou, grizzly bear, whooping crane, piping plover, marbled murrelet, Lake Erie water snake, Karner blue butterfly, and western prairie fringed orchid
Current inventory and monitoring projects include: raptor nest surveys, raptor habitat use, prairie grouse habitat and population surveys, butterfly surveys, rare plant surveys, fish surveys, development of conservation assessments and strategies, prairie dog and small mammal surveys, western prairie fringed orchid
monitoring, development of a rare plant habitat model, floristic quality assessments, and general vegetation mapping.
A number of other species are considered threatened in one country and either threatened or endangered in the other, including the sea otter (Enhydra lutris nereis), humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliaea), marbled murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus), northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina), roseate tern (Sterna dougallii douglallii), western prairie white fringed orchid
(Plantanthera praeclara), and golden paintbrush (Castilleja levisecta).
The greatest populations of the eastern prairie fringed orchid
historically were in Illinois, although small populations existed as far northeast as Maine, and as far southwest as Oklahoma.
Scientists regard some 8,000 acres here a "functioning ecosystem" -- healthy prairie and wetlands that support sandhill cranes, big bluestem grass, western prairie fringed orchids
and Dakota skipper butterflies.