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Wide-leaved Ladies'-tresses (Shining Ladies'-tresses)
Spiranthes lucida

• Family: Orchid (Orchidaceae)
• Habitat: moist woods, marshes, and wet shores, especially in limy soil
• Height: 4-10 inches
• Flower size: 1/4 inch long
• Flower color: white with a bright yellow or yellow-orange mark on the lip petal
• Flowering time: May to July
• Origin: native

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