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Spiranthes odorata (Nutt.) Lindl.
Fragrant lady's-tresses, Marsh lady's-tresses

Spiranthes odorata
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Family: Orchidaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Eastern and central United States.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

NatureServe Global Status: Secure

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Not listed

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Spiranthes odorata has been found in the following 13 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Present Native
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native
Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Grassy Waters Preserve Present Native
J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area Present Native
Pal-Mar Natural Area Present Native
Pond Cypress Natural Area Present Native
Royal Palm Beach Pines Natural Area Present Native
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve Present Native

Spiranthes odorata has been found in the following 6 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Collier County Native
Hendry County Native
Lee County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Palm Beach County Native

Spiranthes odorata has been found in the following 5 habitats :
Disturbed Wetland
Dome Swamp
Marl Prairie
Strand Swamp
Wet Flatwoods

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Spiranthes odorata
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Spiranthes odorata
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer
Spiranthes odorata
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Spiranthes odorata
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Spiranthes odorata
Copyright by: Steven W. Woodmansee