Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Spiranthes ochroleuca (Rydberg) Rydberg. Yellow Nodding Ladies'-tresses. Phen: Sep-Oct. Hab: Meadows and pastures at moderate to high elevations, up to at least 1500m in elevation. Dist: Largely northeastern, extending south in the mountains and Interior Low Plateau to w. NC, e. TN, and c. TN.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = FNA26, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Pa, Tn, Va, W, Hough & Young (2021), Luer (1975), Pace & Cameron (2017); = Ibidium ochroleucum – S; = Spiranthes cernua var. ochroleuca – C, F, Correll (1950); < Spiranthes cernua – RAB

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