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Plant Details

Spiranthes lucida

Shining Ladies'-tresses, Ladies' Tresses

Scientific Name:

Spiranthes lucida

Common Name:

Shining Ladies'-tresses, Ladies' Tresses

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Time:

June

Bloom Area:

Mountains - Mountainsountains

Habitat Description:

Sunny seepage over amphibolite or other basic rock, moist banks and shores. Rare in NC Mountains.

State Rank:

S1: Critically imperiled (*)

Global Rank:

G4 - Apparently Secure (*)

State Status:

E: Endangered (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

Per Weakley, "The species was reported for NC by Fernald (1950) and by Small (1933), but was not treated by RAB; its occurrence in NC was verified in 1992
by its discovery in a seepage area in Ashe County."

Blooms

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© David R. McAdoo

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

North American Orchid Conservation Center
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Flora of North America
Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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