Spiranthes cernua. Orchis Family. Aug. - Oct.

Found in low meadows and swamps.

Newfoundland to Georgia, Minnesota and Nebraska.


Small, white or yellowish, arranged spirally on stem 6 - 12 inches high.


Long and narrow, grass-like.

Ladies' Tresses.

Ladies' Tresses.

Slender Ladies' Tresses

S. gracilis. Found in pastures and on dry hillsides. Bears flowers on one side of the stem, or spirally. Basal leaves wither before flowers bloom. Roots tuberous.