Taxon  Report   7740 
Spiranthes porrifolia  Lindley
Creamy ladies tresses,  Creamy ladies' tresses, Western ladies tresses, Western ladies' tresses
Spiranthes porrifolia
© 2005 George W. Hartwell
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Spiranthes porrifolia
© 2016 Barry Rice
Spiranthes porrifolia
© 2016 Steve Matson
Spiranthes porrifolia, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Spiranthes porrifolia
© 2009 Keir Morse
Genus: Spiranthes
Redwood Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Spiranthes romanzoffiana var. porrifolia
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Feb 20, 2018).

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