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Spiranthes praecox (Walt.) S. Watson
Greenvein lady's-tresses

Family: Orchidaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern 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: Critically Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Spiranthes praecox has been found in the following 11 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve Present Native
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Reported
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Present Native
Dupuis Reserve Assumed to be Present Native
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Recorded as Present in Error
J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area Assumed to be Present Native
Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area Assumed to be Present Native
Pal-Mar Natural Area Assumed to be Present Native
Prairie/Shell Creek -SWFWMD property Present Native
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Present Native
Yellow Fever Creek Preserve Present Native

Spiranthes praecox has been found in the following 7 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Recorded as Present in Error
Palm Beach County Native

Spiranthes praecox has been found in the following 3 habitats :
Depression Marsh
Disturbed Wetland
Marl Prairie