Plant Profile

Spiranthes cernua: Nodding Ladies’ Tresses

Family: Orchid

Location: Holliday Lake State Park: Lakeshore Trail; Bear Creek Lake State Park: near beach

Bloom Period: August–September

Habitat: Meadows, sandy, damp, acidic soil, open areas

Interesting Facts:

  • Leaves narrow and mostly basal.
  • Twisted spike of flowers.
  • Very common orchid; most common of Spiranthes orchids.