Plant Details

Spiranthes laciniata

Lace-lip Ladies'-tresses, Ladies' Tresses

Scientific Name:

Spiranthes laciniata

Common Name:

Lace-lip Ladies'-tresses, Ladies' Tresses

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)


NC Native



Bloom Time:

May - June - July

Bloom Area:


Habitat Description:

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

State Rank:

S2: Imperiled (*)

Global Rank:

G4 - Apparently Secure, G5 - Secure (*)

State Status:

SC-V: Special Concern: Vulnerable (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)


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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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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