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Plant Details

Spiranthes lacera var. gracilis

Southern Slender Ladies'-tresses, Ladies' Tresses

Scientific Name:

Spiranthes lacera var. gracilis

Common Name:

Southern Slender Ladies'-tresses, Ladies' Tresses

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Time:

August-September

Bloom Area:

Statewide (Mountains, Piedmont, Coast)

Habitat Description:

Fields, meadows, pastures, woodlands. includes lawns, cemeteries, roadsides. Uncommon throughout NC.

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:

Synonyms: Ibidium beckii, Ibidium gracile, Spiranthes beckii, Spiranthes gracilis

Blooms

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© David R. McAdoo

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

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

Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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