Most recently, a colleague pointed me to an unknown Spiranthes that he had photographed in a wild area in Palm Beach County. Its long, lacy lip and widespread sepals were an unmistakeable dead-ringer for this species, not recorded in Palm Beach County before. On my way down to an orchid talk in Homestead, I was able to visit the same area and to find them in full flower! Notch another orchid species in my belt!
Here are a few photographs that we took this day:
|Spiranthes longilabris - full spike.|
|Spiranthes longilabris - flower close-up.|