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Noun1.Spiranthes - large cosmopolitan genus of white-flowered terrestrial orchidsSpiranthes - large cosmopolitan genus of white-flowered terrestrial orchids
liliopsid genus, monocot genus - genus of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
family Orchidaceae, orchid family, Orchidaceae - enormous cosmopolitan family of perennial terrestrial or epiphytic plants with fleshy tubers or rootstocks and unusual flowers
ladies' tresses, lady's tresses - an orchid of the genus Spiranthes having slender often twisted spikes of white flowers
screw augur, Spiranthes cernua - an orchid of the genus Spiranthes having tall erect densely flowered spiraling clusters of creamy white vanilla-scented flowers; widely distributed especially in low damp places of eastern and central North America
hooded ladies' tresses, Spiranthes romanzoffiana - orchid having dense clusters of gently spiraling creamy white flowers with 2 upper petals forming a hood; western North America
Spiranthes porrifolia, western ladies' tresses - similar to Spiranthes romanzoffiana;States
European ladies' tresses, Spiranthes spiralis - European orchid having shorter racemes of strongly spiraling snow-white flowers
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Spreading pogonia, grass pink and a variety of different Spiranthes give the impression of some sort of grandiose Jackson Pollock painting, with random explosions of vibrant colors splattered with abstract expression over the otherwise monochromatic green hue of the savanna in the spring.
Also on the IUCN redlist and found in Mwnt, Ceredigion, was the Autumn Lady's tresses Spiranthes spiralis.
Symbiotic seed germination and evidence for in vitro mycobiont specificity in Spiranthes brevilabris (Orchidaceae) and its implications for species level conservation.
dunensis that are calcareous-fen species with the optimum in the Caricion davallianae alliance, (2) other fen species of the ScheuchzerioCaricetea fuscae (Dactylorhiza incarnata, Eleocharis quinqueflora, Epipactis palustris, Hydrocotyle vulgaris, Liparis loeselii, Parnassia palustris, Pedicularis palustris, Schoenus nigricans, Spiranthes aestivalis, Valeriana dioica), (3) subhalophytic and halophytic elements (Carex disticha, Centaurium littorale, C.
Reproductive biology of the rare orchid, Spiranthes Diluvialis: breeding system, pollination, and implications for conservation.
tinctorium (Iridaceae) (Espejo y Lopez-Ferrari, en prensa); Platanthera limosa, Schieedela durangensis y Spiranthes graminea (Orchidaceae) (Sosa y Garcia, en prensa); Agrostis calderoniae, Muhlenbergia orophila y M.
X Platanthera aquilonis Sheviak X Spiranthes cernua (L.
The effects of plant density and nectar reward on bee visitation to the endangered orchid Spiranthes romanzoffiana.
2008) published a new species of Spiranthes from western North America in part because DNA sequence from both the nuclear and plastid genome revealed that a handful of individual plants from California and Oregon originally thought to be S.
In fact, some species, such as most species of ladies'-tresses in the genus Spiranthes, are common in roadside ditches, borrow pits, mowed rights-of-way, old fields and pastures.