Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition

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Spiranthes ovalis Lindley var. erostellata Catling. Oval Ladies'-tresses. Phen: Aug-Nov. Hab: Swamp forests, bottomland forests, hammocks, ravine forests. Dist: Var. erostellata is fairly widespread in se. North America, ranging from sc. PA, NY, MI, and IL south to Panhandle FL, s. MS, s. LA, and e. TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = Ar, C, ETx1, FNA26, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, Mo1, NY, Pa, Tn, Va, W, WH3, Brown (2002); < Ibidium ovale – S; < Spiranthes ovalis – F, G, GW1, NcTx, RAB, Tx, WV, Correll (1950), Hough & Young (2021), Luer (1975)

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