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Nodding Ladies Tresses
Spiranthes cernua

Other Names: N/A

Family
  • Orchidaceae - Orchid Family
Flower
  • 1.5cm (.5 inch) white flower
  • upper lip made up of 2 petals and an upper sepal
  • lower lip made of a curvy edged petal
Leaf
  • Up to 25cm (10 inch) long, narrow leaves
Location
  • Moist meadows and thickets, swamps, and fields in the Northeast to Midwest United States
Flowering Time
  • August (north)-November (south)
Other
  • N/A
Name Origin
  • The flower receives its name from the position of the flower heads which are either horizontal or slanted downwards in a “nodding” position
  • giving this plant its name.
Nodding Ladies Tresses

Nodding Ladies Tresses

Nodding Ladies Tresses Leaves