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Connecticut Plants
Nodding Ladies'-tresses
Spiranthes cernua (L.) L.C. Rich.

Lady's-tresses are orchids with spikes of small white flowers. Nodding lady's-tresses is the most common of Connecticut's seven species of lady's-tresses.

  • Family: orchid (Orchidaceae)
  • Habitat: bogs, moist meadows
  • Height: 6-20 inches
  • Flower size: 1/2 inch long
  • Flower color: white
  • Flowering time: August to October
  • Origin: native
Spiranthes cernua (L.) L.C. Rich.
Spiranthes cernua (L.) L.C. Rich.