The Nodding Ladies’ Tresses Orchid, Ever Young

The New York Times reports on Nodding Ladies’ Tresses, a native orchid bringing beauty to New York City. With twisting spirals of sparkling white flowers, Nodding Ladies’ Tresses share the graceful beauty of the related Spiranthes which I grow. “Sit among them for a few quiet moments and a bumblebee or a honeybee will land at the bottom of a flower stem and wend its way upward, climbing the flowers like stairs, guided by the gracefully twisting flower spike.” Hidden in wet meadows or behind poison ivy vines, Nodding Ladies’ Tresses are tougher than they look. Their white spires can even survive the tough streets of the big city.

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2 Comments on “The Nodding Ladies’ Tresses Orchid, Ever Young”

  1. Angela Says:

    Hello. Very nice. I have not seen the orchids around NYC. I need to keep an eye out for them now. Thank you.

  2. Roni Sarcon Says:

    Say, you got a nice article.
    Much thanks.