Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Spiranthes lacera (Raf.) Raf. image
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Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Matt Welter

Matt Welter

Matt Welter
Family Orchidaceae
Spiranthes lacera (Raf.) Raf.
northern slender lady's-tresses
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"
lacera: slashed
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 4"-16" tall forb; stems with 4 -7 scale-like leaves between the main leaves and the inflorescence
Flower: white, 6-parted; lip less than 1/4" long, hairy with rough edges and a greenish-yellow center; inflorescence a 1"-6" spike-like spiral (raceme) of 1 stalk with many stalked flowers; blooms July-Aug.
Leaf:basal leaves oval to lance-like, spreading into a rosette; hairy leaf axils
Habitat: sun; in sandy soil
Notes: often found with pines
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