Texas Lady's Tresses
Endangered Florida species
A small terrestrial rare orchid of wet prairies, wet flatwoods, grassy roadsides and cemeteries. Recently only known from a few sites in Levy and Marion Counties, historically found in scattered locations throughout the Florida peninsula. The range includes Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas.
Texas ladiestresses are densley pubescent with capitate hairs and growing 10 to 20cm (4 to 8 in.) tall. A single rank of 10 to 35 yellowish-ivory flowers may be in a spiral or secund. Each flower is 4-5mm in length with similarly elliptic pwtals and sepals, and oblong lip with an undulate-lacerate apex. Spiranthes brevlabris has three to six ovate leaves that are typically absent while flowering.
Spiranthes brevilabris is a member of the Orchidaceae - Orchid family.
Other species of the Spiranthes genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
Spiranthes cernua - NODDING LADIESTRESSES
Spiranthes eatonii - EATON'S LADIESTRESSES
Spiranthes laciniata - LACELIP LADIESTRESSES
Spiranthes odorata - FRAGRANT LADIESTRESSES
Spiranthes praecox - GREENVEIN LADIESTRESSES
Spiranthes sylvatica - WOODLAND LADIESTRESSES
Spiranthes vernalis - SPRING LADIESTRESSES
Date record last modified: Oct 16, 2022