Spiranthes ovalis

Spiranthes ovalis

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Cranichideae
SubTribe: Spiranthinae
Genus: Spiranthes
Species: Spir. ovalis
Binomial name
Spiranthes ovalis
Lindl. 1840

Spiranthes ovalis is a plant of the family Orchidaceae and the genus Spiranthes


Plant is found in the woodlands and flood plains of Ontario Canada; Michigan, Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia, Maryland,. Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Missisppi, Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas, United States


Plant blooms in the fall with ten to fifty 1.5 cm wide flowers.


Grow in moderate lighting. Plant grows in cool to cold temperatures and should be water regularly during growing season and reduced during flowering. Reduce watering during dormancy period in the winter and mist occasionally. Pot with 70% fine to medium grade perlite or clay and 30% soil, pea


Common name: The Oval Spiranthes


  1. Gyrostachys ovalis (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891
  2. Ibidium ovalis (Lindl.) House 1906
  3. Triorchis ovalis (Lindl.) Nieuwl. 1913
  4. Triorchis ovalis (Lindl.) House 1920

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