Spiranthes gracilis 

Slender Ladies-Tresses

Names and Myths

Spiranthes spiral flower

gracilis slender. Tresses referred to a braid of hair, and the flowers spiral up the stem resembling a braid of hair.

Natural history / Folklore



August - September  - A spiral of small green and white flowers on a stalk above oval basal leaves. Open woods and fields. Wet grasslands

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