Spiranthes magnicamporum Sheviak
Common Name: PRAIRIE LADIES'-TRESSES
Synonym: Spiranthes cernua

Coefficient of Conservatism: 9
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

Included in S. cernua in Michigan Flora.

Wet calcareous meadows, fens, moist to dryish prairies and prairie-like habitats, in calcareous soils.

Spiranthes magnicamporum is the latest species of the S. cernua complex to flower, starting to bloom after S. cernua is past its prime, and often blooming well into October. It is usually leafless when in full bloom, and has a strong vanilla fragrance.

Locations

Berrien County
Huron County
Lenawee County
Oakland County
Saginaw County
Sanilac County
Tuscola County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. July 22, 2014. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1843.