Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Spiranthes lacera (Raf.) Raf. var. gracilis (Bigelow) Luer image
Photographer: from USDA Plants website           
Family Orchidaceae
Spiranthes lacera (Raf.) Raf. var. gracilis (Bigelow) Luer
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; withering when blooming; hairy leaf axils
Habitat: dry; woods; in sandy soil
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Synonyms 
Gyrostachys gracilis (Bigelow) Kuntze
Ibidium beckii (Lindl.) House
Ibidium gracile (Bigelow) House
Neottia gracilis Bigelow
Spiranthes beckii Lindl.
Spiranthes gracilis (Bigelow) L.C.Beck

         
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