Three species of Spiranthes appear at Jerry Smith
park. These orchids have very small seeds and we do not collect them, but
wild orchids are a treat to see so we have included them here.
The above pictures are not to size. The S. vernalis is the tallest
at about 18" tall.
The S. lacera was about 8" tall, and the S. cernua was about
Start looking for S. vernalis in med July, S. lacera in late
August, and S. cernua in September.
In 2005 there were many plants, in 2006 there were not as many