Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Spiranthes torta (Thunberg) Garay & H.R. Sweet. Southern Ladies’-tresses, Rockland Ladies’-tresses. Phen: Late May-Jul. Hab: Pine rocklands, marl prairies, pine flatwoods. Dist: S. FL; West Indies; s. Mexico and Central America.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = Bah, K3, K4, WI; = Ibidium tortile – S; = Spiranthes tortilis – Correll (1950), Luer (1975), misapplied; > Spiranthes amesiana – FNA26, WH3, Brown (2002); > Spiranthes torta – FNA26, WH3, Brown (2002)

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image of plant© Keith Bradley
image of plant© Keith Bradley