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Spiranthes odorata (Marsh lady's tresses)
McAdoo, David R.

Spiranthes odorata

Spiranthes odorata (Nutt.) Lindl.

Marsh lady's tresses, Fragrant lady's tresses

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Synonym(s): Spiranthes cernua var. odorata

USDA Symbol: spod

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec


USA: AL , AR , FL , GA , KY , LA , MD , MS , NC , NJ , OK , RI , SC , TN , VA

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Suppliers Directory

According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:

Edge of the Woods Native Plant Nursery - Orefield, PA
Enchanter's Garden - Hinton, WV

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:

Delaware Nature Society - Hockessin, DE
Longwood Gardens - Newark, DE
Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Additional resources

USDA: Find Spiranthes odorata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Spiranthes odorata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Spiranthes odorata


Record Last Modified: 2010-12-30
Research By: TWC Staff

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