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Family ORCHIDACEAE

Spiranthes cernua (L.) Rich. 

(Nodding Ladies'-tresses)

Almost always in open areas, or rarely in slightly shaded areas, in a variety of moist to wet sites, such as roadside ditches, median strips, fields, abandoned sand and gravel pits, lawns, beneath powerlines, on shores (including the 'beach fen' community). Seems to thrive in areas where natural or human disturbance has occurred. Peak blooming period is September, at which time colonies of hundreds to thousands of plants may be easily seen along roadsides, even at speeds of 100 k.p.h. Very common in Muskoka. 


( TRT )

Townships: Muskoka Morrison Draper Ridout Gibson 


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Muskoka Flora - Index : Monocot Group : Orchidaceae : Spiranthes cernua
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