Taxon  Report   7740    
Spiranthes porrifolia  Lindl.
Creamy ladies tresses,  Creamy ladies' tresses, Western ladies tresses, Western ladies' tresses
Spiranthes porrifolia
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Spiranthes porrifolia
© 2019 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Spiranthes porrifolia
© 2005 George W. Hartwell
Spiranthes porrifolia, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Spiranthes porrifolia
© 2019 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Genus: Spiranthes
Communities: Redwood Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Spiranthes romanzoffiana var. porrifolia
More information about  Spiranthes porrifolia
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).