Spiranthes cernua

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyOrchidaceae
Family (Traditional)Orchidaceae
GenusSpiranthes
SpeciesSpiranthes cernua (L.) Rich.
Common Namenodding lady's tresses
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Basal; Absent; Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Flower Color2: White; Fruit Color: Brown ;
*Average C-Value: 4.6
C value 5
StatusNative; AGCP (FACW), EMP (FACW) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S5] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
Specimen(s) View and Download Specimen Details »

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Gyrostachys cernua Gyrostachys cernua
Gyrostachys constricta Gyrostachys constricta
Ibidium incurvum Ibidium incurvum Jenn.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Adair (KY), Barren (KY), Bath (KY), Bell (KY), Calloway (KY), Christian (KY), Estill (KY), Floyd (KY), Franklin (KY), Graves (KY), Harlan (KY), Jackson (KY), Jessamine (KY), Kenton (KY), Laurel (KY), Lawrence (KY), Leslie (KY), Letcher (KY), Lewis (KY), Lyon (KY), McCracken (KY), Madison (KY), Magoffin (KY), Marshall (KY), Martin (KY), Pike (KY), Powell (KY), Pulaski (KY), Rockcastle (KY), Rowan (KY), Trigg (KY), Warren (KY), Wayne (KY), Blount (TN), Bradley (TN), Campbell (TN), Carroll (TN), Carter (TN), Cheatham (TN), Claiborne (TN), Cocke (TN), Coffee (TN), Cumberland (TN), Dickson (TN), Fentress (TN), Franklin (TN), Giles (TN), Greene (TN), Hamilton (TN), Henderson (TN), Humphreys (TN), Jackson (TN), Johnson (TN), Lewis (TN), McNairy (TN), Maury (TN), Monroe (TN), Montgomery (TN), Moore (TN), Morgan (TN), Obion (TN), Perry (TN), Polk (TN), Putnam (TN), Rhea (TN), Robertson (TN), Scott (TN), Shelby (TN), Stewart (TN), Sumner (TN), Unicoi (TN), Van Buren (TN), Warren (TN), Washington (TN), White (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, BOON, EKY, ETSU, HTTU, KNK, MDKY, TENN, UCHT, UOS, VDB

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1971 - 2016

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100113164 Laurel Kentucky Steve Walker
EKY
Spiranthes cernua
31234100185303 Adair Kentucky Joe Metzmeier
EKY
Spiranthes cernua
31234100113214 Polk Tennessee 09 Oct 1979 B. Eugene Wofford
79-290
EKY
Spiranthes cernua
31234100113248 Letcher Kentucky Jeffrey D. Sole
EKY
Spiranthes cernua
31234100113222 Carroll Tennessee 26 Sep 1971 Betty Ann Thompson
260
EKY
Spiranthes cernua
31234100113180 Madison Kentucky J. Stuart Lassetter
EKY
Spiranthes cernua
BEREA005211 Pulaski Kentucky
BEREA
Spiranthes cernua
BEREA005207 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Spiranthes cernua
BEREA005203 Harlan Kentucky
BEREA
Spiranthes cernua
BEREA005213 Trigg Kentucky
BEREA
Spiranthes cernua
BEREA005196 Bell Kentucky
BEREA
Spiranthes cernua
BEREA005201 Calloway Kentucky
BEREA
Spiranthes cernua
BEREA005199 Bell Kentucky
BEREA
Spiranthes cernua
BEREA005206 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Spiranthes cernua
BEREA005204 Jackson Kentucky
BEREA
Spiranthes cernua
31234100113263 Franklin Kentucky Hal Bryan
EKY
Spiranthes cernua
31234100113503 Magoffin Kentucky A. D. Wireman
EKY
Spiranthes cernua
31234100113230 Pulaski Kentucky John Richard Abbott
EKY
Spiranthes cernua
31234100113172 Jessamine Kentucky Johnnie B. Varner
EKY
Spiranthes cernua
31234100113198 Madison Kentucky Gary W. Libby
EKY
Spiranthes cernua
31234100113255 Lawrence Kentucky Romie Hughart
EKY
Spiranthes cernua
BEREA005200 Bell Kentucky
BEREA
Spiranthes cernua
BEREA005209 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Spiranthes cernua
BEREA005197 Bell Kentucky
BEREA
Spiranthes cernua
BEREA005195 Bell Kentucky
BEREA
Spiranthes cernua
BEREA005202 Floyd Kentucky
BEREA
Spiranthes cernua
ETSU010256 Johnson Tennessee
ETSU
Spiranthes cernua
ETSU010266 Greene Tennessee
ETSU
Spiranthes cernua
N/A Carter Tennessee Frosty Levy
ETSU
Spiranthes cernua
ETSU006652 Unicoi Tennessee 06 Oct 2013 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Spiranthes cernua
BEREA005212 Rockcastle Kentucky
BEREA
Spiranthes cernua
BEREA005205 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Spiranthes cernua
BEREA005198 Bell Kentucky
BEREA
Spiranthes cernua
BEREA005208 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Spiranthes cernua
BEREA005210 Pulaski Kentucky
BEREA
Spiranthes cernua
ETSU010261 Johnson Tennessee 22 Sep 2013 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Spiranthes cernua
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 25 Sep 2016 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Spiranthes cernua
ETSU010264 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Spiranthes cernua
ETSU010257 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Spiranthes cernua
ETSU005974 Unicoi Tennessee 01 Oct 2015 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Spiranthes cernua
31973000016824 Kenton Kentucky
KNK
Spiranthes cernua
MDKY00006661 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Spiranthes cernua
MDKY00006662 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Spiranthes cernua
MDKY00006673 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Spiranthes cernua
MDKY00006672 Estill Kentucky
MDKY
Spiranthes cernua
MDKY00006669 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Spiranthes cernua
ETSU005975 Unicoi Tennessee 01 Oct 2015 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Spiranthes cernua
ETSU010255 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Spiranthes cernua
ETSU010265 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Spiranthes cernua
N/A Carter Tennessee Frosty Levy
ETSU
Spiranthes cernua
31973000016830 Kenton Kentucky
KNK
Spiranthes cernua
MDKY00006663 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Spiranthes cernua
MDKY00006676 Harlan Kentucky
MDKY
Spiranthes cernua
MDKY00006665 Leslie Kentucky
MDKY
Spiranthes cernua
MDKY00006677 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Spiranthes cernua
MDKY00006675 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Spiranthes cernua
MDKY00006666 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Spiranthes cernua
MDKY00006674 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Spiranthes cernua
MDKY00006664 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Spiranthes cernua
MDKY00006670 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Spiranthes cernua
TENN-V-0073955 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes cernua
TENN-V-0073918 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes cernua
MDKY00006667 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Spiranthes cernua
MDKY00006671 Floyd Kentucky
MDKY
Spiranthes cernua
MDKY00006668 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Spiranthes cernua
MDKY00006660 Bath Kentucky
MDKY
Spiranthes cernua
MDKY00006659 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Spiranthes cernua
TENN-V-0073927 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes cernua
TENN-V-0073926 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes cernua
TENN-V-0073932 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes cernua
TENN-V-0073945 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes cernua
TENN-V-0073930 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes cernua
TENN-V-0073965 Sumner Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes cernua
TENN-V-0074126 Harlan Kentucky
TENN
Spiranthes cernua
TENN-V-0073943 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes cernua
TENN-V-0073950 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes cernua
TENN-V-0073936 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes cernua
TENN-V-0074025 Warren Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes cernua
TENN-V-0073946 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes cernua
TENN-V-0073961 Rhea Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes cernua
TENN-V-0073929 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes cernua
TENN-V-0073960 Putnam Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes cernua
TENN-V-0073949 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes cernua
TENN-V-0073915 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes cernua
TENN-V-0073941 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes cernua
TENN-V-0073917 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes cernua
TENN-V-0073952 Obion Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes cernua
TENN-V-0073922 Cheatham Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes cernua
TENN-V-0073916 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes cernua
TENN-V-0073935 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes cernua
TENN-V-0073923 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes cernua
TENN-V-0073951 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes cernua
TENN-V-0073968 White Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes cernua
TENN-V-0073953 Perry Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes cernua
TENN-V-0073942 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes cernua
TENN-V-0073969 Washington Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes cernua
TENN-V-0073947 Moore Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes cernua
TENN-V-0073925 Cocke Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes cernua
TENN-V-0073931 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes cernua
TENN-V-0073962 Robertson Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes cernua
TENN-V-0073940 Henderson Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes cernua
TENN-V-0073919 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes cernua
TENN-V-0073938 Giles Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes cernua
TENN-V-0073956 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes cernua
TENN-V-0073967 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes cernua
TENN-V-0073928 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes cernua
TENN-V-0073920 Carroll Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes cernua
TENN-V-0073933 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes cernua
TENN-V-0073958 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes cernua
TENN-V-0073964 Sumner Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes cernua
TENN-V-0073934 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes cernua
TENN-V-0074024 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes cernua
TENN-V-0073957 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes cernua
TENN-V-0073954 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes cernua
TENN-V-0073944 McNairy Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes cernua
TENN-V-0073921 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes cernua
UCHT008642 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Spiranthes cernua
UCHT008645 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Spiranthes cernua
UCHT008646 Bradley Tennessee
UCHT
Spiranthes cernua
UCHT008644 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Spiranthes cernua
008304 Carroll Tennessee
BOON
Spiranthes cernua
APSC0048364 Coffee Tennessee
APSC
Spiranthes cernua
APSC0035229 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Spiranthes cernua
APSC0057706 Calloway Kentucky 05 Oct 1977 Raymond Athey
APSC
Spiranthes cernua
TENN-V-0073924 Cocke Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes cernua
TENN-V-0073937 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes cernua
TENN-V-0073959 Putnam Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes cernua
UCHT008638 Tennessee
UCHT
Spiranthes cernua
UCHT008643 Dickson Tennessee
UCHT
Spiranthes cernua
APSC0035225 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Spiranthes cernua
APSC0035232 Montgomery Tennessee 18 Oct 1974 Edward Chester
APSC
Spiranthes cernua
APSC0082483 Lewis Tennessee 29 Sep 2014 Judy Redden
APSC
Spiranthes cernua
APSC0107093 Moore Tennessee
APSC
Spiranthes cernua
APSC0082484 Lewis Tennessee 29 Sep 2014 Judy Redden
APSC
Spiranthes cernua
APSC0035231 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Spiranthes cernua
APSC0035133 Lewis Tennessee 30 Sep 2011
APSC
Spiranthes cernua
APSC0035227 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Spiranthes cernua
APSC0109923 Pulaski Kentucky
APSC
Spiranthes cernua
APSC0079687 Rockcastle Kentucky
APSC
Spiranthes cernua
APSC0098416 Lewis Kentucky
APSC
Spiranthes cernua
APSC0109921 Pike Kentucky
APSC
Spiranthes cernua
APSC0057493 Warren Kentucky
APSC
Spiranthes cernua
APSC0071996 Wayne Kentucky 02 Oct 1989 Max Medley
APSC
Spiranthes cernua
APSC0099432 Calloway Kentucky
APSC
Spiranthes cernua
APSC0113254 Coffee Tennessee
APSC
Spiranthes cernua
APSC0035237 Robertson Tennessee 12 Oct 1985 Edward Chester
APSC
Spiranthes cernua
APSC0035236 Montgomery Tennessee 29 Sep 1979 Edward Chester
APSC
Spiranthes cernua
APSC0035224 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Spiranthes cernua
APSC0053417 Cumberland Tennessee
APSC
Spiranthes cernua
APSC0079600 Pike Kentucky
APSC
Spiranthes cernua
APSC0099361 Powell Kentucky
APSC
Spiranthes cernua
APSC0099360 Harlan Kentucky
APSC
Spiranthes cernua
APSC0057492 Barren Kentucky 04 Oct 1978 G.P. Johnson
APSC
Spiranthes cernua
APSC0035234 Campbell Tennessee
APSC
Spiranthes cernua
N/A Carter Tennessee Frosty Levy
ETSU
Spiranthes cernua
N/A Carter Tennessee Frosty Levy
ETSU
Spiranthes cernua
HTTU027912 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Spiranthes cernua
HTTU010922 Scott Tennessee
HTTU
Spiranthes cernua
N/A Coffee Tennessee 23 Jul 1996 Landon E. McKinney
UOS
Spiranthes cernua
BRIT464172 Calloway Kentucky Raymond Athey
VDB
Spiranthes cernua
BRIT464173 Marshall Kentucky Raymond Athey
VDB
Spiranthes cernua
BRIT464179 Graves Kentucky Raymond Athey
VDB
Spiranthes cernua
APSC0035230 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Spiranthes cernua
APSC0099421 Calloway Kentucky
APSC
Spiranthes cernua
APSC0109922 Martin Kentucky
APSC
Spiranthes cernua
APSC0077160 McCracken Kentucky
APSC
Spiranthes cernua
APSC0049619 Maury Tennessee
APSC
Spiranthes cernua
APSC0035233 Humphreys Tennessee
APSC
Spiranthes cernua
APSC0072694 Cumberland Tennessee
APSC
Spiranthes cernua
APSC0035222 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Spiranthes cernua
APSC0035235 Christian Kentucky 16 Oct 1993 Sallie Noel
APSC
Spiranthes cernua
APSC0099539 Calloway Kentucky
APSC
Spiranthes cernua
APSC0079630 Floyd Kentucky
APSC
Spiranthes cernua
APSC0079628 Rockcastle Kentucky
APSC
Spiranthes cernua
UCHT036279 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Spiranthes cernua
UOS07537 Franklin Tennessee 16 Oct 1997 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Spiranthes cernua
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