Connecticut Plants
Little Ladies'-tresses
Spiranthes tuberosa Raf.

This species was believed to have been extirpated in Connecticut, but it was recently rediscovered in the state. It is now classified as a species of special concern.

  • Family: orchid (Orchidaceae)
  • Habitat: dry fields and open woods, especially in acid soil
  • Height: 5-10 inches
  • Flower size: 1/6 inch long
  • Flower color: white
  • Flowering time: August to September
  • Origin: native
Spiranthes tuberosa Raf.
Spiranthes tuberosa Raf.