Spiranthes odorata
scented lady's tresses, marsh lady's tresses

Spiranthes odorata
Spiranthes odorata
Photos Courtesy Renee Brecht
Botanical name: Spiranthes odorata
Common name: scented lady's tresses, marsh lady's tresses
Group: monocot
Family: Orchidaceae
Growth type: forb/herb
Duration: perennial
Origin: native
Plant height: to 3 1/2'
Foliage: thick, broad leaves
Flower: nodding, white
Flowering time: September
Habitat: swamps, marshes, ditches
Range in New Jersey: southern counties
Heritage ranking, if any: n/a
Misc.: This plant is at the northern most part of its range in southern New Jersey. Typically it is found in seasonally inundated sites.