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Spiranthes floridana (Wherry) Cory
Florida 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: Critically Imperiled

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Critically Imperiled

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Presumed Extirpated or Extinct in the Wild

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Presumed Extirpated

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

South Florida History and Distribution: Ranked as possibly extirpated in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002; pp 176-177) based on two collections in 1916 from Fort Myers. Also reported from Corkscrew Swamp Santuary (Judd 1994), but not by Wilder & McCollom (2018). No new records are known.

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Other data on Spiranthes floridana available from :

Spiranthes floridana has been found in the following conservation area :
Occurrence Native Status
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Doubtfully Present

Spiranthes floridana has been found in the following county :
Occurrence Native Status
Lee County Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated

Spiranthes floridana has been found in the following habitat :
Mesic Flatwoods