Spiranthes parksii Correll 1947 Photo by Darren Henrichs and The Texas A & M University Digital Libraries Web site


Common Name Parks' Spiranthes [American Original Collector of SPecies 1900's] - In USA Navasota Ladies Tresses

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in eastern Texas in lightly shaded Pineywoods and Post Oak Savannah Regions as a small to just medium sized, cold growing terrestrial that is moderately to densely pubescent and has 2 to 3, basal or on the lower portion of the stem, linear-lanceolate, ascending to spreading, usually absent to shriveling at blooming which occurs in the earlier to mid fall on a terminal, erect, loosely spiraled, 8 to 15 flowered inflorescence with 5, fragrant flowers per cycle


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Native Orchids of the United States and Canada Luer 1975 drawing fide; Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Texas PM Brown 2008 photo fide