Photos above: Autumn Lady's Tresses flower spires and close up flower head.
Autumn Lady's Tresses
Spiranthe d'automne or Spiranthe en spirale
Presence in France. See link below.
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.