Spiranthes cernua (L.)
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 )
Muskoka Flora - Index : Monocot
Group : Orchidaceae :
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