Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Spiranthes tuberosa Rafinesque. Little Ladies'-tresses, Little Pearl-twist. Phen: Jun-Sep. Hab: In a wide variety of habitats, especially relatively well-drained woodlands and fields, longleaf pine sandhills, dry hammocks, dry pine flatwoods. Dist: MA, OH, and MO south to c. peninsular FL and TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = Ar, C, ETx1, FNA26, G, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, Mo1, NcTx, NE, NY, Pa, Tn, Va, W, WH3, WV, Brown (2002), Luer (1975); = Ibidium beckii – S, misapplied; > Spiranthes grayi – RAB, Tx, Correll (1950), Luer (1972); > Spiranthes tuberosa var. grayi – F; > Spiranthes tuberosa var. tuberosa – F

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image of plant© Alan M. Cressler
image of plant© Alan M. Cressler