Spiranthes sylvatica P.M.Br. 2001 Photos by P.B. Pelser

FragrancePart shade Cold Fall

Common Name The Woodland Ladies Tresses

Flower Size .4 to .9" [1 to 2.2 cm]

Found in Florida on shaded roadsides, open woodlands, and dry live oak hammocks as a small to large sized, cold growing terreststrial with 3 to 7, basal and on the lower portion of the stem, linear-lanceolate leaves that are present at blooming that occurs in the spring on an erect, sparsely pubescent, dense, 10 to 30 flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers held in a spiral.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 70 # 12 2001 photo fide; Wild Orchids of the the Southeastern United States North of Penninsular Florida P M Brown 2004 photo fide