Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition

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ORCHIDACEAE

Spiranthes cernua (Linnaeus) L.C. Richard. Nodding Ladies'-tresses. Phen: Jul-Nov. Hab: Bogs, swamps, ditches, usually in acidic, sphagnous situations. Dist: NS west to s. OH, MO, and OK, south to Panhandle FL and c. TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = K4, Hough & Young (2021), Pace & Cameron (2017); < Ibidium cernuum – S; < Spiranthes cernua – G, Il, K1, K3, Mo1, NcTx, NY, Pa, Tn, Va, W, WH3, WV; >< Spiranthes cernua – FNA26; < Spiranthes cernua var. cernua – C, F, GW1, RAB, Luer (1975); >< Spiranthes cernua var. cernua – ETx1, Tx, Correll (1950); > Spiranthes parksii – ETx1, FNA26, Tx, Correll (1950), Hough & Young (2021), Luer (1972)

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