ladies'-tresses


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Related to ladies'-tresses: Spiranthes spiralis, Spiranthes cernua

ladies'-tresses

n
(Plants) (functioning as singular or plural) a variant spelling of lady's-tresses
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Even New York's smaller-flowered species, such as the nodding ladies'-tresses, commonly produce around 8,000-10,000 seeds per flower.
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.
A threatened orchid species, the Ute ladies'-tresses (Spiranthes diluvialis), occurs in Dinosaur National Monument, which straddles the Colorado-Utah border.