Spiranthes praecox

Spiranthes praecox

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Cranichideae
SubTribe: Spiranthinae
Genus: Spiranthes
Species: Spir. praecox
Binomial name
Spiranthes praecox
(Walter) S. Watson 1890

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


Plant is found in Florida, Alabama, Missisppi and Louisiana, United States


Plant blooms in the spring with several flowers.


Grow in moderate lighting. Plant grows in cool to intermediate 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 and 30% soil or clay peat


Common name:The Early Blooming Spiranthes


  1. Ibidium praecox (Walter) House 1906
  2. *Limodorum praecox Walter 1788
  3. Spiranthes praecox f. albolabia P.M.Br. & C.L.McCartney 1995
  4. Triorchis praecox (Walter) Nieuwl. 1913

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