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Plant Details

Spiranthes ochroleuca

Yellow Ladies' Tresses

Scientific Name:

Spiranthes ochroleuca

Common Name:

Yellow Ladies' Tresses

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Bloom Time:

September - October

Bloom Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

Meadows and pastures at moderate to high elevations, up to at least 1500m in elevation. Dry to mesic sites.

State Rank:

S1 - 1-5 Extant Populations - Critically imperiled in NC because of extreme rarity or because of some factor(s) making it especially vulnerable to extirpation (local extinction) from NC (*)

Global Rank:

G4 - 100-1000 Extant Populations - Apparently secure in the world, with many occurrences (*)

State Status:

T - Threatened (*)

Notes:

Rare. "Largely northeastern, extending south in the mountains to NC." Weakley Flora 2014

Bloom

Found in meadows and pastures at mid to high elevations.

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Stem and Leaves

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Flower Closeup

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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