Western Prairie Fringed Orchid

Western Prairie Fringed Orchid


Common Name: Western Prairie Fringed Orchid
Genus: Platanthera
Species: praeclara
Catalogue Number: 14149
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.

$350 Specimen adoption includes:

  • 1 year adoption
  • Certificate & photo
  • Personal story/description explaining what the specimen means to you
  • Tax receipt for $350
  • Museum gift card $25
  • Invite to Annual Event