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Spiranthes torta (Southern ladies'-tresses)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Spiranthes torta

Spiranthes torta (Thunb.) Garay & H.R. Sweet

Southern Ladies'-tresses, Southern Lady's Tresses

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Synonym(s): Ibidium tortile, Spiranthes tortilis

USDA Symbol: SPTO5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul



National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FACU FAC
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.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2019-12-03
Research By: TWC Staff

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