Spiranthes casei Catling & Cruise 1974 publ. 1975 Photos by Corey Raimond and Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Wisconsin Plants web site

Inflorescence Photos by Jeff Hapeman and Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Wisconsin Plants web site

Plant in situ Minnesota Photos by Peter M. Dziuk and The Minnesota Wildflowers web site

Fragrance LATER EARLY

Common Name Case's Spiralis - In USA/Canada Case's Ladies Tresses

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia Canada, Minnesota, Wisconson, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York, New Hamshire, Vermont and Maine USA in thin soil grasslands and dry open sites as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with sparsely pubescent stems carrying 3 to 5, basal to the lower portion af the stem, linear-oblanceolate, ascending to spreading, present at blooming which occurs in the later summer and early fall on a terminal, erect, 3.2 to 20" [8 to 50 cm] long, loosely spiraled, 5 or more flowered per cycle, 10 to 50 flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers

Synonyms Spiranthes casei var. novaescotiae Catling 1981

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of the Canadian Maritimes and Northern Great Lakes Region P M Brown 2006 photos fide

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