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Recovery Strategy for the Western Prairie Fringed-orchid (Platanthera praeclara) in Canada [Proposed]
Species Assessment Information from COSEWIC
Date of Assessment: May 2000
Common Name: Western Prairie Fringed-orchid
Scientific Name: Platanthera praeclara
COSEWIC Status: Endangered
Reason for designation: A globally rare orchid occurring in tallgrass prairie remnants in southeastern Manitoba with widely fluctuating population numbers and varied threats to the species and its habitat.
Canadian Occurrence: Manitoba
COSEWIC Status History: Designated Endangered in April 1993. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.
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