[Plant-biology] Re: Orchidaceae: Spiranthes
(by monique from mail.bio.tamu.edu)
Mon Apr 20 11:16:52 EST 2009
SPiranthes usually require the flowers for ID. Do you mean that the
flower has green veins and spots?
Judy Darby wrote:
> Can anyone identify this species:
> growing in south Louisiana pine savannah, clay soil, full sun, very
> wet. Individuals are 23" to 91/2" tall. Flower spike is 4 2/3". Three
> basil leaves 6 1/2" long 1/4" wide and rolled/folded together. Upper
> leaf develops from stem 3 1/2" from base. Fatish, fleshy pale root.
> Similar to "sylvaticus," with green, but less vein and more defined
> green spots.
> thank you, Judy Darby
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