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Spiranthes vernalis

Spiranthes vernalis

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Cranichideae
SubTribe: Spiranthinae
Genus: Spiranthes
Species: Spir. vernalis
Alliance:
Binomial name
Spiranthes vernalis
Engelmann & A. Gray 1845


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

DistributionEdit

Plant is found in growing in dry to moist meadows, dune hollows, prairies, and fields in the United States, South to Mexico and Guatemala at elevations of 0 to 1000 meters

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the spring and fall

CultureEdit

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

NamingEdit

Common name: The Spring-Blooming Spiranthes

SynonymsEdit

  1. Gyrostachys vernalis (Engelm. & A.Gray) Kuntze 1891
  2. Ibidium vernalis (Engelm. & A. Gray) House 1905
  3. Triorchis vernalis (Engelm. & A.Gray) House 1920

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