lady's tresses


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Related to lady's tresses: Spiranthes spiralis, Spiranthes

lady's tresses

pl.n.
Variant of ladies' tresses.
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Noun1.lady's tresses - an orchid of the genus Spiranthes having slender often twisted spikes of white flowerslady's tresses - an orchid of the genus Spiranthes having slender often twisted spikes of white flowers
orchid, orchidaceous plant - any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors
genus Spiranthes, Spiranthes - large cosmopolitan genus of white-flowered terrestrial orchids
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
References in periodicals archive ?
Also on the IUCN redlist and found in Mwnt, Ceredigion, was the Autumn Lady's tresses Spiranthes spiralis.
Downy hemp-nettle, summer lady's tresses and interrupted brome are among the 10 species that have become extinct across Britain in the last six decades, which have seen the countryside lose much of its richness.
Erbyn hyn mae 'na lot llai o wlypdiroedd i'w gweld, ac un tegeirian sydd wedi dioddef o achos hyn ydi troellig Wyddelig (Spiranthes romanzoffiana; Irish lady's tresses).