OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Spiranthes vernalis   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 049-12-007:
Spiranthes vernalis   FAMILY Orchidaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Spring Ladies'-tresses


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image of Spiranthes vernalis, Spring Ladies'-tresses

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_ibve_001_lvd

        

image of Spiranthes vernalis, Spring Ladies'-tresses

Keith Bradley    kab_s_vernalis_72938

March    Miami-Dade County    FL

Everglades National Park

image of Spiranthes vernalis, Spring Ladies'-tresses

Keith Bradley    kab_s_vernalis_72964

March    Miami-Dade County    FL

Everglades National Park

Inflorescence very narrow, upper part of the stem normally quite hairy, per Vascular Plants of North Carolina.

image of Spiranthes vernalis, Spring Ladies'-tresses

Keith Bradley    kab_s_vernalis_72984

March    Miami-Dade County    FL

Everglades National Park

image of Spiranthes vernalis, Spring Ladies'-tresses

Keith Bradley    kab_s_vernalis_73005

March    Miami-Dade County    FL

Everglades National Park

image of Spiranthes vernalis, Spring Ladies'-tresses

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmsvernalis_dogswamp1

May?    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

image of Spiranthes vernalis, Spring Ladies'-tresses

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmsvernalis_moultrie

May?        SC

Lake Moultrie

image of Spiranthes vernalis, Spring Ladies'-tresses

Jim Fowler    jafsvernalis_2001

June    Pickens County    SC

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

image of Spiranthes vernalis, Spring Ladies'-tresses

Jim Fowler    jafsvernalis_2002

June    Pickens County    SC

image of Spiranthes vernalis, Spring Ladies'-tresses

JK Marlow    jkm080607_002

June    Pickens County    SC

image of Spiranthes vernalis, Spring Ladies'-tresses

JK Marlow    jkm080607_003

June    Pickens County    SC

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Spiranthes vernalis   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 049-12-007:
Spiranthes vernalis   FAMILY Orchidaceae

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

 

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2158

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: pine savannas, bogs, marshes, fairly dry fields, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly basal

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Yellowish/Often 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:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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