Recovery Strategies

Recovery Strategy for the Eastern Prairie Fringed–orchid (Platanthera leucophaea) in Canada

The Eastern Prairie Fringed–orchid (Platanthera leucophaea) is a tall perennial orchid that has been documented in Canada at only 32 sites in Ontario, of which only 21 are believed to be extant. Many of these extant populations, however, are very small, and only a few are believed to be large enough to be viable. The Eastern Prairie Fringed–orchid is considered to be globally imperiled; it is rare and declining throughout its range in eastern North America. It is also listed as endangered on the Species at Risk in Ontario (SARO) List, as federally endangered in Canada by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) and as federally threatened in the United States. Some of the largest global populations of this plant are found in Ontario.

Consultation period: 2011-06-16 to 2011-08-15


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Recovery Planning
Environment and Climate Change Canada
15th Floor, Place Vincent Massey
351 St.Joseph blvd.
Gatineau, QC
K1A 0H3
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