Photos above: Autumn Lady's Tresses flower spires and close up flower head.

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Autumn Lady's Tresses

Spiranthes-spiralis

Spiranthe d'automne or Spiranthe en spirale

Presence in France. See link below.


Height. 40cm


Leaves. Linear-lanceolate / narrow oblong, sub errect, decreasing in size up the stem.


Flowers. White with a green tinge. Fragrant.


Flowering period. August in the north to October in the south.


Soil type. Dry or temporarily wet, generally sandy, weakly calcareous or acid. Full sun.


Protection. Regional. Alsace, Bourgogne, Limousin, Franche-Comté, Lorraine, Picardie, Centre, Île-de-France.