Summer Wildflowers of Mount Holyokeby Karen Searcy
Taxonomy
Orchidaceae
Spiranthes cernua (Nodding Ladies' Tresses)
Flower colorwhite
Number of petals3
Petal fusionfused
Lea arrangementbasal
Leaf groupingsimple
Leaf marginsentire
Leaf/leaflet shapelinear
Fruit typedry
Fruit colorgreen
Flowering datesSept
HabitatOpen areas
LocalityLower north slope and lower south side
DescriptionThis orchid has dark green almost grass-like leaves basal leaves. The small white flowers are produced in 3 - 4 rows that spiral around each other on a leafless stalk.
Habit photoTB
Flower photoTB