Spiranthes lucida (H. H. Eaton) Ames
Coefficient of Conservatism: 7
Coefficient of Wetness: -3
Wetness Index: FACW
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

Spiranthes lucida B. S. Walters

Stream banks, lake shores, seeps on hillsides; in calcareous sands, muck, or marl, often in somewhat disturbed sites; very local.

This is the earliest species of Spiranthes to flower, often in full bloom by mid-June in southern Michigan. The bright yellow to yellow-orange lip is striking and diagnostic.


Allegan County
Antrim County
Barry County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Gratiot County
Ionia County
Iosco County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Lenawee County
Mecosta County
Menominee County
Montcalm County
Newaygo County
Ontonagon County
Oscoda County
Ottawa County
Presque Isle County
St. Clair County
Washtenaw County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. April 22, 2021. https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1842.