Spiranthes odorata

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyOrchidaceae
Family (Traditional)Orchidaceae
GenusSpiranthes
Species:Spiranthes odorata (Nutt.) Lindl.
Common NameMarsh Ladys Tresses
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: DRU; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Mudflat; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Mesic-Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Reproductive Phenology: November; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Arrangement: basal; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: sessile; Leaf Type: grass-like; Leaf Type: sword-like; Leaf Venation: parallel; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Anther Type: Pollinium; Base Flower Color: White; Carpel Number/Pistil: 1; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Inflorescence Position: terminal; Inflorescence Types: spike; Ovary Position: Inferior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Zygomorphic; Ovules per Carpel: 13+; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Fusion: No; Petal Number: 3; Pistil Complexity: Compound; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Parietal; Sepal Fusion: No; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 2; Tepal Fusion: No; Tepal Number: 6
C value 9
StatusNative; AGCP (OBL), EMP (OBL) (NWPL); TN[S1] KY[S1] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** 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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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 triloba Gyrostachys triloba
Neottia odorata Neottia odorata

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: Woodford (KY), Humphreys (TN), Knox (TN), Sumner (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 2002 - 2002

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TENN-V-0074048 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes odorata
TENN-V-0074046 Sumner Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes odorata
APSC0035093 Humphreys Tennessee
APSC
Spiranthes odorata
N/A Humphreys Tennessee 04 Sep 2002 Stephanie M. Gunn with Edward W. Chester
730
APSC
Spiranthes odorata
TENN-V-0074047 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes odorata
TENN-V-0074050 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes odorata
APSC0035091 Humphreys Tennessee
APSC
Spiranthes odorata
APSC0068875 Woodford Kentucky
APSC
Spiranthes odorata
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Plant Photos

Spiranthes odorata - Tara Littlefield
Spiranthes odorata - Tara Littlefield
Spiranthes odorata - Tara Littlefield
Spiranthes odorata - Tara Littlefield
Spiranthes odorata - Tara Littlefield
Spiranthes odorata - Tara Littlefield
Spiranthes odorata - Tara Littlefield
Spiranthes odorata - Tara Littlefield
Spiranthes odorata - Tara Littlefield
Spiranthes odorata - Tara Littlefield
Spiranthes odorata - Tara Littlefield
Spiranthes odorata - Tara Littlefield
Spiranthes odorata - Tara Littlefield
Spiranthes odorata - Tara Littlefield
Spiranthes odorata - Tara Littlefield
Spiranthes odorata - Tara Littlefield
Spiranthes odorata - Tara Littlefield
Spiranthes odorata - Tara Littlefield
Spiranthes odorata - Tara Littlefield
Spiranthes odorata - Tara Littlefield