Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
You may enjoy reading Orchids of the Francis Marion National Forest by Jim Fowler.
Learn more about Nodding Ladies'-tresses from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Asparagales
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
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Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_s_cernua_cropped
Flowers arranged in more than one rank, each rank spiraling upward, per Native Orchids of the Southern Appalachian Mountains.
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_spiranthes_cernua
Flowers' base arched prominently downward, giving flwrs a nodding posture, per Native Orchids of the Southern Appalachian Mountains.
Ron Lance rwl_spiranthes_cernua
October Jackson County NC
Big Ridge Preserve
Plants may be up to a foot high, per Native Orchids of the Southern Appalachian Mountains.