Western Prairie Fringed Orchid

Western Prairie Fringed Orchid


Collection: Botany

Catalogue Number: 14149

Scientific Name: Platanthera praeclara
Common Name: Western Prairie Fringed Orchid
Location: Southeastern Manitoba


Product Description

Western Prairie Fringed Orchid is a nationally and provincially endangered plant found in remnant tall-grass prairies. It is currently protected by the Federal Species at Risk Act and the provincial Endangered Species Act and should not be picked. This species depends on pollinating moths for seed production and special fungi to help the seeds germinate, contributing to its rarity. This particular specimen is the first one ever collected in Manitoba.

$250 adoption includes:

  • 1 year adoption
  • Certificate & photo
  • Opportunity to share personal story or description of what the specimen means to you
  • Tax receipt for $250
  • Invitation to Museum event