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Connecticut Plants
Grass-leaved Ladies'-tresses (Spring Ladies'-tresses)
Spiranthes vernalis Engelm. & Gray

The name spring ladies'-tresses isn't really appropriate for the Northeast, where this plant blooms in late summer. Only in the South does it bloom in the spring.

  • Family: orchid (Orchidaceae)
  • Habitat: acidic soil, usually in moist, open sites
  • Height: 6-24 inches
  • Flower size: 1/4 inch long
  • Flower color: white, often with yellow on the lip petal
  • Flowering time: July to September
  • Origin: native
Spiranthes vernalis Engelm. & Gray
Spiranthes vernalis Engelm. & Gray