Spiranthes longilabris Lindl.
State E; S1, G3.
Late Oct–Dec . Reported within a two-mile radius of Shaken Creek Preserve by the North Carolina Natural Heritage Program ( http://www.ncnhp.org ) (EO status “current” , accuracy “medium” ), but no specimens have been seen in Shaken Creek Preserve by the senior author. [= RAB, FNA, Weakley]
Regularity: Regularly occurring
Global Range: A Southeastern Coastal Plain endemic, ranging from southeastern North Carolina south to Florida and west to Louisiana (Weakley, 1996) and Texas (Kartesz, 1998).
Comments: Swamps, marshes, wet savannahs, and meadows (Radford, 1968).
Life History and Behavior
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: N3 - Vulnerable
NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded Global Status Rank: G3 - Vulnerable
Reasons: A Southeastern Coastal Plain endemic, Spiranthes longilabris is known from North and South Carolina, where it is rare, south to Florida and west to Texas. This taxon is threatened by an increase in competing grass-sedge and woody vegetation which develops in the absence of fire. Drainage of sites would eliminate this species.
Comments: Threatened by an increase in competing grass-sedge and woody vegetation which develops in the absence of fire. Drainage of the site would eliminate this species.
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