A widespread terrestrial orchid of eastern North America, they are rare in Florida, appearing only in Liberty County in open, wet sites. The range extends west into Texas, Oklahoma and Nebraska and north into Minnesota, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
Spiranthes cernua blooms typically appear from August through October in most of the range, and into the winter in Florida. The narrow leaves may or may not be present when flowering.
Spiranthes cernua is a member of the Orchidaceae - Orchid family.
Other species of the Spiranthes genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
Spiranthes brevilabris - TEXAS LADY'S TRESSES
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: Aug 07, 2016