Spiranthes romanzoffiana Cham.
FamilyOrchidaceae — APG family: Orchidaceae
SynonymsGyrostachys romanzoffiana (Cham. ) Britt. & Rydb.
DescriptionStem leafy in lower part, with bracts above, from fleshy, tuberoid-thickened roots; flowers in 3 spiral ranks; bracts longer than flowers; flowers fragrant, white to creamy; sepals and 2 petals forming hood; lip constricted above middle with terminal, round-to-ovate lobe.
EcologyBogs, marshes, in mountains to at least 1,000 meters.
The European plant is considered by some authors to be specifically different from the American.
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.