Spiranthes tuberosa

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyOrchidaceae
Family (Traditional)Orchidaceae
GenusSpiranthes
SpeciesSpiranthes tuberosa Raf.
Common Namelittle lady's tresses
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Basal; Absent; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 6.8
C value 7
StatusNative; AGCP (FACU), EMP (FACU) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S4S5] (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
Spiranthes simplex Spiranthes simplex

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: Barren (KY), Calloway (KY), Carter (KY), Christian (KY), Edmonson (KY), Fleming (KY), Graves (KY), Logan (KY), McCreary (KY), Madison (KY), Marshall (KY), Monroe (KY), Rockcastle (KY), Trigg (KY), Benton (TN), Blount (TN), Carroll (TN), Coffee (TN), Cumberland (TN), Dickson (TN), Fayette (TN), Fentress (TN), Franklin (TN), Grainger (TN), Hamilton (TN), Hardin (TN), Hawkins (TN), Henry (TN), Humphreys (TN), Knox (TN), Madison (TN), Maury (TN), Meigs (TN), Montgomery (TN), Morgan (TN), Polk (TN), Putnam (TN), Sequatchie (TN), Shelby (TN), Stewart (TN), Unicoi (TN), Van Buren (TN), Warren (TN)

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1966 - 2016

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100113362 Barren Kentucky Arlene Lapham
EKY
Spiranthes tuberosa
31234100113446 Carroll Tennessee 16 Jul 1972 Betty Ann Thompson
687
EKY
Spiranthes tuberosa
31234100113354 Barren Kentucky George P. Johnson
EKY
Spiranthes tuberosa
31234100113370 Christian Kentucky Raymond Athey
EKY
Spiranthes tuberosa
31234100113388 Fleming Kentucky Landon E. McKinney
EKY
Spiranthes tuberosa
31234100113438 Trigg Kentucky Raymond Athey
EKY
Spiranthes tuberosa
BEREA005234 Trigg Kentucky
BEREA
Spiranthes tuberosa
MDKY00006681 Carter Kentucky
MDKY
Spiranthes tuberosa
MDKY00006682 Carter Kentucky
MDKY
Spiranthes tuberosa
TENN-V-0074082 Hawkins Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes tuberosa
TENN-V-0074153 Maury Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes tuberosa
TENN-V-0074072 Dickson Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes tuberosa
TENN-V-0074073 Dickson Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes tuberosa
TENN-V-0074068 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes tuberosa
TENN-V-0074063 Benton Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes tuberosa
TENN-V-0074077 Grainger Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes tuberosa
TENN-V-0074084 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes tuberosa
TENN-V-0074067 Carroll Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes tuberosa
TENN-V-0074078 Grainger Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes tuberosa
TENN-V-0074074 Fayette Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes tuberosa
TENN-V-0074156 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes tuberosa
TENN-V-0074075 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes tuberosa
TENN-V-0074162 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes tuberosa
TENN-V-0074164 Warren Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes tuberosa
TENN-V-0074065 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes tuberosa
TENN-V-0074071 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes tuberosa
TENN-V-0074155 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes tuberosa
TENN-V-0074083 Henry Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes tuberosa
TENN-V-0075287 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes tuberosa
TENN-V-0074069 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes tuberosa
31234100113396 Logan Kentucky Edward W. Chester
EKY
Spiranthes tuberosa
31234100113404 Madison Kentucky Gary W. Libby
EKY
Spiranthes tuberosa
31234100113412 McCreary Kentucky James D. Kiser
EKY
Spiranthes tuberosa
BEREA005232 Monroe Kentucky
BEREA
Spiranthes tuberosa
BEREA005233 Rockcastle Kentucky
BEREA
Spiranthes tuberosa
ETSU006106 Unicoi Tennessee 06 Aug 2016 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Spiranthes tuberosa
TENN-V-0074081 Hamilton Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes tuberosa
TENN-V-0074163 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes tuberosa
TENN-V-0074080 Hardin Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes tuberosa
TENN-V-0074076 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes tuberosa
TENN-V-0074161 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes tuberosa
TENN-V-0074160 Sequatchie Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes tuberosa
UCHT008667 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Spiranthes tuberosa
BEREA024453 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Spiranthes tuberosa
APSC0035115 Montgomery Tennessee 07 Jul 1982 Edward Chester
APSC
Spiranthes tuberosa
TENN-V-0074066 Carroll Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes tuberosa
TENN-V-0074070 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes tuberosa
TENN-V-0074154 Meigs Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes tuberosa
TENN-V-0074079 Grainger Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes tuberosa
TENN-V-0074158 Putnam Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes tuberosa
TENN-V-0074064 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes tuberosa
TENN-V-0074157 Putnam Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes tuberosa
APSC0035110 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Spiranthes tuberosa
APSC0080191 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Spiranthes tuberosa
APSC0035116 Montgomery Tennessee 09 Jul 1974 Edward Chester
APSC
Spiranthes tuberosa
APSC0057709 Edmonson Kentucky 08 Sep 1966 Kenneth Nicely
APSC
Spiranthes tuberosa
APSC0035112 Humphreys Tennessee
APSC
Spiranthes tuberosa
APSC0035114 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Spiranthes tuberosa
APSC0035113 Henry Tennessee
APSC
Spiranthes tuberosa
APSC0035105 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Spiranthes tuberosa
APSC0057710 Marshall Kentucky
APSC
Spiranthes tuberosa
APSC0035109 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Spiranthes tuberosa
APSC0035106 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Spiranthes tuberosa
APSC0035104 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Spiranthes tuberosa
APSC0035107 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Spiranthes tuberosa
BRIT464271 Trigg Kentucky Raymond Athey
VDB
Spiranthes tuberosa
APSC0035108 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Spiranthes tuberosa
APSC0059374 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Spiranthes tuberosa
"BRIT 464269" Calloway Kentucky Raymond Athey
VDB
Spiranthes tuberosa
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Plant Photos

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