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Spiranthes lucida (H.H.Eaton) Ames

(Shining Ladies'-tresses)

Only two Muskoka records. Collected in 1890 at Beatrice and in 1936 from a rocky soil face by the shore at Sparrow Lake. Outside of Muskoka, this species is typically found close to the water's edge on open calcareous rocky river shores, particularly those subject to ice scour and seasonal inundation, especially in the vicinity of rapids or "seeps". Is also known to occur on lakeshores, in pastures, and in abandoned sand and gravel pits. Typically blooms from late June to mid July. Possibly extirpated from Muskoka.

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

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