(Lady’s Tresses)

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Spiranthes romanzoffiana, Hoosier Pass, Park Co. 8909/8920

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Spiranthes romanzoffiana, Peak 7, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 8120

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Spiranthes romanzoffiana, Peak 7, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 8126

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Spiranthes romanzoffiana, Peak 7, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 8158

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Spiranthes romanzoffiana, Peak 7, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 8151

Scientific Name Spiranthes romanzoffiana USDA PLANTS Symbol SPRO
Common Name Lady's Tresses, Hooded Lady's Tresses ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 43473
Family Orchidaceae (Orchid) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Montane to subalpine (5500 to 11000 ft.); moist meadows, wet, boggy areas.
Plant: Erect perennial 4 to 12 inches high.
Leaves: Bright green, linear to oblanceolate or narrowly-elliptic basal and stem leaves.
Inflorescence: Small, white funnel-shaped orchid flowers with hood and small lip, arranged in a dense spike that spirals in longitudinal rows.
Bloom Period: July to September.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield and "A Field Guide to Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountains" by Carl Schreier.
BONAP Distribution Map

Colorado Status:
Native

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