Spiranthes magnicamporum Sheviak 1973 Photos by K. R. Robertson

FragrancePart sun Cold Fall

Common Name The Large Field Spiranthes - The Great Plains Ladies Tresses

Flower Size .12 to 1/2" [.4 to 1.2 cm]

Found in Manitoba and Ontario Canada as well as Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Kansas, Minnisota, Wisconsin, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Virginia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Lousiana, Oklamaha and New Mexico in wet and dry alkaline prairies, bluffs and in fens as a small to large sized, cold growing terrestrial with a bsal rosette of 2 to 4, linear-oblanceolate, ascending to spreading leaves that are not present at blooming which occurs in the fall on an erect, terminal, 4 to 25.4" [10 to 63 cm] long, 12 to 54 flowered inflorescence with ovate, attenuate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying fragrant flowers held in a tight to loose spiral


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Native Orchids of the United States and Canada Luer 1975 drawing/photos fide; Wild Orchids of the Prairies and the Great Plains Region Of North America P M Brown 2006 photo fide