plant-banner1

Plant Details

Spiranthes floridana

Florida Ladies'-tresses, Ladies' Tresses

Scientific Name:

Spiranthes floridana

Genus:

Spiranthes

Species Epithet:

floridana

Common Name:

Florida Ladies'-tresses, Ladies' Tresses

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow, Green

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

April, May

Growing Area:

Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

wet savannas, other moist sites. Rare in NC Coastal Plain.
SE. NC south to c. peninsular FL and west to TX.

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:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

State Rank:

S1: Critically imperiled (*Key)

Global Rank:

G1 - Critically imperiled (*Key)

State Status:

SR-P: Significantly Rare: Peripheral (*Key)

Notes:

Flora of North America states Spiranthes floridana and S. brevilabris are often and easily confused, although the degree of pubescence is an excellent diagnostic tool in the field. This species has become very uncommon, with only a single extant population known in 1998–2000.

No Pictures Yet - Submit One!

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Flora of North America
North American Orchid Conservation Center


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



Permalink - (right click to save this page to your bookmarks)

<<< PREVIOUS

NEXT >>>

back to top
go to plant details search
go to plant images search
go to gallery home
back to Initial s Gallery
back to orchids
back to Carnivorous Plants
back to Trilliums