Nodding Lady’s Tresses Info: Growing Nodding Lady’s Tresses Plants

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Nodding Lady’s Tresses Info: Growing Nodding Lady’s Tresses Plants

By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener What is spiranthes lady’s tresses? Where can I find more nodding lady’s tresses info? You’ve come to the right place. Read on to learn about growing nodding lady’s tresses in your garden. Nodding Lady’s Tresses Info Also known as nodding spiranthes, lady’s tresses orchid (Spiranthes cernua) grows wild throughout most of the central and eastern parts of the United States and Canada, as far west as Texas. This terrestrial orchid produces fragrant clusters of small white, yellow or greenish flowers on spiky stems extending from ground-hugging rosettes. Mature plants reach heights of up to 2 feet (.6 m.). Spiranthes lady’s tresses orchids grow in marshes, bogs, woodlands and riverbanks, as well as along roadways, lawns and other disturbed habitats. So far, the plant is not endangered in its native habitat. How to Grow Nodding Lady’s Tresses Spiranthes lady’s tresses are easy

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