|Photo by Rebekah D. Wallace, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org hosted at Forestryimages.org|
|Division:||Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants|
|Class:||Liliopsida - Moncots|
|Family:||Orchidaceae - Orchids|
| Spiranthes praecox|
(Walter) S. Watson
|Natural range of Spiranthes praecox from USDA NRCS Plants Database.|
Synonym(s): Ibidium praecox (Walter) House
This species is endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain, being found from New Jersey, south to southern Florida, and westward to Texas.
S. praecox is found in savannas, swamps, and bogs.
S. praecox has been observed to flower from March through July with peak inflorescence in April and May. A report of flowering in December also exists and in New England, it is said to complete its bloom by the end of the second week of September.
Conservation and Management
Cultivation and restoration
References and notes
- Weakley A. S.(2015). Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Herbarium.
- USDA, NRCS. (2016). The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 10 January 2018). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.
- Ames O (1903) Natural hybrids in Spiranthes and Habenaria. Rhodora 5(59):261-264.
- Nelson, G. PanFlora: Plant data for the eastern United States with emphasis on the Southeastern Coastal Plains, Florida, and the Florida Panhandle. www.gilnelson.com/PanFlora/ Accessed: 16 JAN 2018