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Spiranthes cernua var. odorata

common ladies tresses (Spiranthes odorata)

This hardy native orchid is well-adapted to garden settings. A spiraling tower of small flowers blooms gradually from bottom to top in autumn. When planted in optimally moist soils, it will spread with gusto.

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Height: 12-18 in
Spread: 6-10 in
Hardiness Zone: 5-9


Bloom Color: White

Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Sun
Part Shade
Soil Moisture
Average
Wet
Ecoregion
(58) Northeastern Highlands
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
(84) Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
(82) Acadian Plains and Hills
Ornamental Interest
Fall Bloom
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Bees
Additional Attributes
Fragrant


North American Distribution


common ladies tresses - Spiranthes cernua var. odorata from Native Plant Trust
common ladies tresses - Spiranthes cernua var. odorata from Native Plant Trust
common ladies tresses - Spiranthes cernua var. odorata from Native Plant Trust