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Plant Details

Spiranthes praecox

Grass-leaved Ladies'-tresses, Greenvein Ladies'-tresses, Giant Ladies'-tresses, Ladies' Tresses

Scientific Name:

Spiranthes praecox

Common Name:

Grass-leaved Ladies'-tresses, Greenvein Ladies'-tresses, Giant 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:

Sub-hygric(*)

Bloom Time:

March - April - May - June - July

Bloom Area:

Piedmont, Coast

Habitat Description:

Savannas, swamps, bogs. Rare in NC Mountains, uncommon in Piedmont and Coastal Plain. A Southeastern Coastal Plain endemic:

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:

Per North American Orchid Conservation Center "It can be distinguished from other Spiranthes species by the distinctive green venation on the labellum"

Closeup of Blooms

image

© 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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