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Spiranthes brevilabris

Short-lipped Ladies'-tresses, Texas Ladies'-tresses, Ladies' Tresses

Scientific Name:

Spiranthes brevilabris

Genus:

Spiranthes

Species Epithet:

brevilabris

Common Name:

Short-lipped Ladies'-tresses, Texas Ladies'-tresses, Ladies' Tresses

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Native/Alien:

S.E. Native

Size:

0-1 ft., 1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White, Yellow

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

Feb, March, April

Habitat Description:

Pine savannas. Not present in NC.

Leaf Arrangement:

Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

No known wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

Notes:

Flora of North America states this species has dramatically declined, with only a single extant population known in 1998–2000.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

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


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