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Spiranthes laciniata

Lace-lip Ladies'-tresses, Ladies' Tresses

Scientific Name:

Spiranthes laciniata

Genus:

Spiranthes

Species Epithet:

laciniata

Common Name:

Lace-lip 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):

White, Yellow

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Growing Area:

Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Pond cypress depressions and savannas, swamps. Rare in NC Coastal Plain.

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

State Rank:

S2: Imperiled (*Key)

Global Rank:

G4 - Apparently Secure, G5 - Secure (*Key)

State Status:

SC-V: Special Concern: Vulnerable (*Key)

Notes:

Usda lists as hydrophyte; obligate (Eastern Mountains and Piedmont) where it occurs in wetlands and facultative wetland (coastal plains) where it usually occurs in wetlands but may occur in non-wetlands.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

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


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