|Photo by Rebekah D. Wallace, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org hosted at Forestryimages.org|
|Division:||Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants|
|Class:||Liliopsida - Moncots|
|Family:||Orchidaceae - Orchids|
(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.
It is also found in disturbed like including vacant lots.
Associated species: Tradescantia, Amorpha, and Spigelia.
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.
Populations of Spiranthes praecox have been known to persist through repeated annual burning.
Conservation, 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.
- Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University accessed using Southeastern Regional Network of Expertise and Collections (SERNEC) data portal. URL: http://sernecportal.org/portal/collections/index.php Last accessed: June 2021. Collectors: M.L Fernald and H. B. Meredith. States and Counties: Virginia: Norfolk City, Princess Anne, and Virginia Beach City.
- Louisiana State University, Shirley C. Tucker Herbarium accessed using Southeastern Regional Network of Expertise and Collections (SERNEC) data portal. URL: http://sernecportal.org/portal/collections/index.php Last accessed: June 2021. Collectors: Charles M. Allen. States and Counties: Louisiana: Saint Helena.
- 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
- Platt, W.J., R. Carter, G. Nelson, W. Baker, S. Hermann, J. Kane, L. Anderson, M. Smith, K. Robertson. 2021. Unpublished species list of Wade Tract old-growth longleaf pine savanna, Thomasville, Georgia.