Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Lesser Ladies'-tresses, Oval Ladies'-tresses, October Ladies'-tresses
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Spiranthes ovalis var. erostellata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Spiranthes ovalis var. erostellata
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Spiranthes ovalis 049-12-001

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Ibidium ovale


The 1/4" flowers are aligned in 3 fairly vertical ranks, per Wild Orchids of South Carolina: A Popular Natural History.


range map need picture of flower of Spiranthes ovalis var. ovalis, Oval Ladies'-tresses
Common Name: Oval Ladies'-tresses
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Spiranthes ovalis var. ovalis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Spiranthes ovalis var. ovalis

INCLUDED WITHIN Aquatic & Wetland Plants of Southeastern US (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981) Spiranthes ovalis

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Ibidium ovale


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Nodding Ladies'-tresses
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Spiranthes cernua
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Spiranthes cernua
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Spiranthes cernua var. cernua 049-12-002a

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Ibidium cernuum


Flowers arranged in more than one rank, each rank spiraling upward, per Native Orchids of the Southern Appalachian Mountains.


camera icon Common Name: Great Plains Ladies'-tresses
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Spiranthes magnicamporum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Spiranthes magnicamporum

INCLUDED WITHIN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952) Spiranthes cernua


Lip oval, without the dilation seen in S. cernua, its center pale yellow, per Native Orchids of the Southern Appalachian Mountains.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Yellow Ladies'-tresses, Yellow Nodding Ladies'-tresses
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Spiranthes ochroleuca
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Spiranthes ochroleuca

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991) Spiranthes cernua var. ochroleuca

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Ibidium ochroleucum


These flowers are usually more yellowish than the bright white S. cernua, per Wild Orchids of South Carolina: A Popular Natural History.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Fragrant Ladies'-tresses, Marsh Ladies'-tresses
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Spiranthes odorata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Spiranthes odorata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Spiranthes cernua var. odorata 049-12-002b

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Ibidium odoratum


Flowers strongly fragrant, white w a creamy or greenish-yellow lip center, per Wild Orchids of South Carolina: A Popular Natural History.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Little Ladies'-tresses, Little Pearl-twist
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Spiranthes tuberosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Spiranthes tuberosa
INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Spiranthes grayi 049-12-003

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Ibidium beckii


Plants may exhibit flowers in either a tight or a loose spiral, per Wild Orchids of South Carolina: A Popular Natural History.


range map need picture of flower of Spiranthes brevilabris, Short-lipped Ladies'-tresses, Texas Ladies'-tresses
Common Name: Short-lipped Ladies'-tresses, Texas Ladies'-tresses
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Spiranthes brevilabris
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Spiranthes brevilabris

SYNONYMOUS WITH Aquatic & Wetland Plants of Southeastern US (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981) Spiranthes gracilis var. brevilabris


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Eaton's Ladies'-tresses
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Spiranthes eatonii
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Spiranthes eatonii

The tiny flowers are only 1/6" long, bright white with a green spot on lip, per Wild Orchids of South Carolina: A Popular Natural History.


range map need picture of flower of Spiranthes lacera var. lacera, Northern Slender Ladies'-tresses
Common Name: Northern Slender Ladies'-tresses
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Spiranthes lacera var. lacera
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Spiranthes lacera var. lacera

INCLUDED WITHIN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952) Spiranthes gracilis


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Southern Slender Ladies'-tresses
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Spiranthes lacera var. gracilis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Spiranthes lacera var. gracilis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Spiranthes gracilis var. gracilis 049-12-004a

INCLUDED WITHIN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952) Spiranthes gracilis

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Ibidium gracile


Distinguished by the green spot on the lip, which has a white edge, per Wild Orchids of South Carolina: A Popular Natural History.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Florida Ladies'-tresses
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Spiranthes floridana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Spiranthes floridana
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Spiranthes gracilis var. floridana 049-12-004b

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Ibidium floridanum


Easily confused with S. brevilabris, but glabrous (not densely pubescent), per Wild Orchids of South Carolina: A Popular Natural History.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Long-lipped Ladies'-tresses, Giant Spiral Orchid, Giant Spiral Ladies'-tresses
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Spiranthes longilabris
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Spiranthes longilabris
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Spiranthes longilabris 049-12-005

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Ibidium longilabre


These flowers are arranged in a tight single rank or are sometimes secund, per Wild Orchids of South Carolina: A Popular Natural History.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Grassleaf Ladies'-tresses, Giant Ladies'-tresses
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Spiranthes praecox
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Spiranthes praecox
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Spiranthes praecox 049-12-006

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Ibidium praecox


Lip has green veins radiating from its center. Lateral sepals appressed, per Wild Orchids of South Carolina: A Popular Natural History.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Woodland Ladies'-tresses, Pale Green Ladies'-tresses
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Spiranthes sylvatica
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Spiranthes praecox
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Spiranthes praecox 049-12-006?

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Ibidium praecox


Flowers a creamy green (vs. the bright white of S. praecox), per Wild Orchids of South Carolina: A Popular Natural History.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Spring Ladies'-tresses
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Spiranthes vernalis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Spiranthes vernalis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Spiranthes vernalis 049-12-007

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Ibidium vernale


Unique in its orange/brown spots on lip & pointed hairs on stem & flowers, per Wild Orchids of South Carolina: A Popular Natural History.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Lacelip Ladies'-tresses, Lace-lip Spiral Orchid
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Spiranthes laciniata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Spiranthes laciniata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Spiranthes laciniata 049-12-008

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Ibidium laciniatum


Flowers in a very loose spiral or sometimes secund, per Wild Orchids of South Carolina: A Popular Natural History.


range map need picture of flower of Spiranthes lucida, Shining Ladies'-tresses
Common Name: Shining Ladies'-tresses
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Spiranthes lucida
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Spiranthes lucida

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Ibidium plantagineum


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"The term 'taxa' (singular, 'taxon') designates described plant entities and may be used as an alternative to 'species' when there is sufficient disagreement among taxonomists as to whether the plant is a true species or not. If not widely accepted as a distinct species, the plant may be considered a 'variety' or 'forma,' but all such units of identity are still taxa." — Ron Lance, Woody Plants of the Southeastern US, A Winter Guide