[Plant-biology] Re: Orchidaceae: Spiranthes

monique via plantbio%40net.bio.net (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?

M. Reed

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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