Spiranthes ovalis
Family: Orchidaceae
October lady's-tresses,  more...
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Etymology: Spiranthes: from the Greek speira, "spiral," and anthos, "flower," referring to the coiled or spiral character of the inflorescence, and hence the common nameladies tresses"
Plants: erect, perennial, 6"-12" forb; stems with 3-4 scale-like leaves
Leaves: basal leaves long and narrow, persistent when blooming
Flowers: white to cream, 6-parted, less than 1/4" long with white to creamy lip; inflorescence 3/4"-2 1/3" tall, dense, spike-like spiral (raceme) of 3-4 stalks; blooms mid Sept.- mid Oct., later than most other Spiranthes
Habitat: dry; open woods, pastures
Conservation Status: Special Concern
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Merel R. Black  
Spiranthes ovalis image
Merel R. Black  
Spiranthes ovalis image
Merel R. Black  
Spiranthes ovalis image
Merel Black  
Spiranthes ovalis image
Merel Black  
Spiranthes ovalis image
Merel R. Black  
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from USDA Plants website  
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Merel Black  
Spiranthes ovalis image
Merel Black  
Spiranthes ovalis image
Merel Black  
Spiranthes ovalis image
Merel Black  
Spiranthes ovalis image
from USDA Plants website  
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Merel Black  
Spiranthes ovalis image
Merel Black  
Spiranthes ovalis image
Merel Black  
Spiranthes ovalis image
Merel Black  
Spiranthes ovalis image
Spiranthes ovalis image
Spiranthes ovalis image
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