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Plant Details

Spiranthes lacera var. lacera

Northern Slender Ladies'-tresses, Ladies' Tresses

Scientific Name:

Spiranthes lacera var. lacera

Common Name:

Northern Slender Ladies'-tresses, Ladies' Tresses

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

White

Size in Feet:

2

Light:

Sun, Part-sun

Soil Moisture:

Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

Aug - Sep

Bloom Area:

Mountains - Mountainsountains

Habitat Description:

Clearings, openings. Rare in NC Mountains.

State Rank:

S1: Critically imperiled (*)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure, G_T_: Subspecies or Variety Rank (add status to NOTES section) (*)

State Status:

E: Endangered (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

Global rank for this species G5T5. Listed on USDA Site wetlands status FACU - Facultative upland, nonhydrophyte usually occurs in non-wetlands but may occur in wetlands

Per Weakley, the occurrence of this species in NC is document by a specimen at DUKE, Collected at 5200 feet elevation on Tusquitee Bald.

USDA lists in Cherokee, Gotham Clay, Macon, Jackson, Haywood, Transylvania, Henderson, Polk, Yancey, Burke, Watauga, Ashe, Davie, Gulford, Randolph, Harnett, Johnston, Orange, Durham, Warren, Bernie, Washington, Beaufort, Terrell and Pamlico Counties in North Carolina.

Buds

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David McAdoo

Blooms

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David McAdoo

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

BeeGreenGardens
North American Orchid Conservation Center
Flora of North America
Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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