Plant Details

Spiranthes ovalis var. erostellata

Lesser Ladies' Tresses

Scientific Name:

Spiranthes ovalis var. erostellata

Common Name:

Lesser Ladies' Tresses

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)



Bloom Time:

August - September - October - November

Bloom Area:

Piedmont, Coast

State Rank:

S2 - 6-20 Extant Populations - Imperiled in NC because of rarity or because of some factor(s) making it very vulnerable to extirpation from NC (*)


On the original pages, this showed an "S2,S3" State Rank. Since the commas followed the format above for Bloom Area (Piedmont, Coast), this may have been trying to indicate an S2 status for the Piedmont and an S3 status for the Coast. This needs to be clarified, as the database wasn't set up for multiple state rank designations. (Both the Piedmont and the Coast combined should make for a "state rank", I would think). - webmaster

Blooming Plant


© David R. McAdoo

Closeup of Blooms


© David R. McAdoo


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