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Connecticut Plants
Slender Ladies'-tresses
Spiranthes lacera (Raf.) Raf.
  • Synonyms: Spiranthes gracilis
  • Family: orchid (Orchidaceae)
  • Habitat: sandy soils in dry meadows or clearings in woods
  • Height: 6-24 inches
  • Flower size: 1/6 to 1/4 inch long
  • Flower color: white with a green spot on the lip petal
  • Flowering time: July to September
  • Origin: native
Spiranthes lacera (Raf.) Raf.
Spiranthes lacera (Raf.) Raf.
Spiranthes lacera (Raf.) Raf.

Leaves of slender lady's-tresses