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Spiranthes brevilabris

Texas Lady's Tresses
Small Ladiestresses
Short-lipped Ladies'-tresses

Florida native

Endangered Florida species

Levy Co. FL 04/15/06
Levy Co. FL 04/15/06

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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.

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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


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