Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Spiranthes odorata (Nuttall) Lindley. Fragrant Ladies'-tresses, Marsh Ladies'-tresses. Phen: Sep-Nov. Hab: Swamps and marshes, often emergent at the time of flowering in Taxodium and Nyssa swamps. Dist: Se. VA south to FL and west to se. TX; disjunct in c. NY (Onondaga County; McMullen et al. 2021).

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Syn: = Ar, ETx1, F, FNA26, G, K1, K3, K4, Tn, Va, WH3, Brown (2002), Hough & Young (2021), Luer (1975); = Ibidium odoratum – S; = Spiranthes cernua var. odorata – C, GW1, RAB, Tx, Correll (1950), Luer (1975)

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