Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Mesadenus lucayanus (Britton) Schlechter. Copper Ladies’-tresses, Gray Ladies’-tresses. Phen: Late Dec-Mar. Hab: Shell middens, dry calcareous hammocks. Dist: Ne. FL (Duval County) south to s. FL; West Indies; e. Mexico and n. Central America.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = FNA26, K4, S, WI, Brown (2002); = Spiranthes lucayana – WH3; < Spiranthes polyantha – Bah, Correll (1950), Luer (1972)

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