OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Asparagales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (11/30/12):
Spiranthes odorata   FAMILY Orchidaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Spiranthes odorata   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 049-12-002b:
Spiranthes cernua var. odorata   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Ibidium odoratum

 

COMMON NAME:
Fragrant Ladies'-tresses, Marsh Ladies'-tresses


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Jim Fowler    jafspi_000e

October-November    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

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

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (11/30/12):
Spiranthes odorata   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Spiranthes odorata   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 049-12-002b:
Spiranthes cernua var. odorata   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Ibidium odoratum

 

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2155

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: swamps and marshes, often emergent at the time of flowering in Taxodium and Nyssa swamps, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly basal

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
3 sepals, two lateral and one dorsal
3 petals, the two lateral similar and a third (the lip) enlarged
stamens and pistil fused together into a column
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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