Steve Schwartzman posted a very nice image of his local Great Plains ladies’ tresses orchid (Spiranthes magnicamporum) and in our comments we mentioned this cousin species that I see locally. I had not uploaded an image to the website but have since done so as part of processing the image for this post.
This is from the archives, circa September, 2010, as I did not see any this year. I often find them in the wet meadow where there are other orchids earlier in the season, Grass Pinks and Rose Pogonias along with non-orchid Meadow Beauty and many others.
Nodding Ladies’ Tresses (Spiranthes cernua)
Today is another attempt at doing some clericals, I guess the image I just uploaded to the site counts, as well as the usual Saturday errands. Maybe I will make some new images tomorrow and we may have snowy landscapes on Monday.