Plant Details

Spiranthes floridana

Florida Ladies'-tresses, Ladies' Tresses

Scientific Name:

Spiranthes floridana

Common Name:

Florida Ladies'-tresses, Ladies' Tresses

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)


NC Native



Bloom Time:

April - May

Bloom Area:


Habitat Description:

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

State Rank:

S1: Critically imperiled (*)

Global Rank:

G1 - Critically imperiled (*)

State Status:

SR-P: Significantly Rare: Peripheral (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)


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.

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USDA PLANTS Database Record

Flora of North America
North American Orchid Conservation Center

Bird-Friendly Native Plants

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