Spiranthes eatonii Ames ex P.M.Br. 1999

Plant and Flowers in situ north Florida Photos by Ian Wilhite Copyright

Fragrance

Common Name or Meaning Eaton's Spiranthes - Eaton's Lady Tresses

Flower Size .18 to .2" [4 to 5 mm]

Found in Texas, Louisiana, Misissippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with 3 to 6, basal, oblanceolate-lanceolate leaves that wither quickly with blooming which occurs in the early spring on till may an erect, single ranked, spiralling to secund, 10 to 35 flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of The Southeastern US north of Pennisular Florida PM Brown 2004 photo/drawing fide

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