Spiranthes ovalis
(October Lady's Tresses)

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Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: October Lady's Tresses, October Ladies' Tresses, Lesser Lady's Tresses, Lesser Ladies' Tresses, Oval Ladies' Tresses, Oval Lady's Tresses
    Synonyms: Ibidium ovalis
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 5 - 9
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: September - November
    Status: Native

Spiranthes ovalis, or October Lady's Tresses, is native to most of the eastern US, but is not in upper New England north of Pennsylvania and is just now seemingly spreading into the southern Great Lakes area. It is a perennial that grows in moist to dry, rocky partially shaded woods, dry or moist fields and prairies and along woodland edges. It blooms in very late fall with small white flowers.

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