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Plant Details

Spiranthes odorata

Fragrant Ladies'-tresses, Marsh Ladies'-tresses, Ladies' Tresses

Scientific Name:

Spiranthes odorata

Common Name:

Fragrant Ladies'-tresses, Marsh Ladies'-tresses, Ladies' Tresses

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Time:

September - October - November

Bloom Area:

Coast

Habitat Description:

Swamps and marshes. Uncommon in NC Coastal Plain.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

Per the North American Orchid Conservation Center "This orchid is capable of agamospermy but documented pollinators include Bombus pensylvanicus, Bombus fervidus, Bombus impatiens and Bombus nevadensis."

Blooms in Hand

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© David R. McAdoo

Closeup of Blooms

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© David R. McAdoo

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

North American Orchid Conservation Center
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Flora of North America

Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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