Spring Ladies Tresses – Wild Weeds

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month

Spring Ladies Tresses

Spiranthes vernalis

©Larry Allain. Provided by USGS National Wetlands Research Center (NWRC)


Spring Ladies Tresses is a plant native to Florida, blooming in spring and summer. You can find this somewhat rare plant in grasslands, prairies, and disturbed areas. This plant is a type of orchid, a perennial that produces small white flowers each year in a spiral formation along the stem.

Learn more about the plant characteristics here: https://gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/species/spiranthes/vernalis/

Check out other Wild Weeds Here: http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/bakerco/tag/wild-weeds/ 


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Posted: May 1, 2024

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Livestock, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Natural Resources, NFLAG, Wild Weeds

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