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Spiranthes vernalis Engelm. & A. Gray
Spring lady's-tresses

Spiranthes vernalis
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Family: Orchidaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Eastern and central United States, the West Indies (Bahamas) and Mexico.

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 vernalis has been found in the following 13 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Collier-Seminole State Park Present Native
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Native
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Present Native
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native
Fred C. Babcock-Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area Present Native
J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Milton E. Thompson Park Present Native
Pal-Mar Present Native
Prairie Pines Preserve Present Native

Spiranthes vernalis has been found in the following 8 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Native
Hendry County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Keys) Recorded as Present in Error
Palm Beach County Native

Spiranthes vernalis has been found in the following 4 habitats :
Depression Marsh
Disturbed Wetland
Mesic Flatwoods
Wet Flatwoods

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Spiranthes vernalis
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Spiranthes vernalis
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Spiranthes vernalis
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Spiranthes vernalis
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Spiranthes vernalis
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer
Spiranthes vernalis
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Spiranthes vernalis
Copyright by: Shirley Denton