Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Spiranthes romanzoffiana Cham. image
Photographer: R.K. Kupfer           

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Jeff Hapeman

R.K. Kupfer
Family Orchidaceae
Spiranthes romanzoffiana Cham.
hooded 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"
romanzoffiana: for Prince Nicholas Romanzoff who financed a round-the-world expedition in 1816-1817
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 4"-16" tall forb; stems with 3-5 scale-like leaves between the main leaves and the inflorescence
Flower: white to cream, 6-parted; lips 1/4" long, narrow above the middle, fiddle-shaped; sepals and petals together flaring outward at the top forming a hood; inflorescence a 1"-4" dense, spike-like spiral (raceme) of 3-4 stalks of more than 5 stalked flowers per cycle; blooms July-Sept.
Leaf:basal, narrow
Habitat: wet; swamps, bogs, shores
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Gyrostachys stricta Rydb.
Ibidium romanzoffianum (Cham.) House
Ibidium strictum (Rydb.) House
Spiranthes stricta (House) A.Nelson

         
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