Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Spiranthes lacera (Rafinesque) Rafinesque var. gracilis (Bigelow) Luer. Southern Slender Ladies'-tresses. Phen: Aug-Sep. Hab: Fields, meadows, pastures, woodlands. Dist: ME, MI, WI, and KS south to GA and TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = Ar, C, ETx1, FNA26, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NcTx, NE, NY, Pa, Tn, Va, W, Luer (1975); = Ibidium gracile – S; = Spiranthes gracilis – F, Il, WV; = Spiranthes gracilis var. gracilis – GW1, RAB, Tx, Correll (1950); < Spiranthes gracilis – G; < Spiranthes lacera – Mo1

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