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It grows wild (Croatia), it's around 15 cm tall, tiny flowers grow in a spiral around the stem.

It seems to have a bulb root.


A quick Google search on the terms "white flowers in a spiral" produced a quick list containing this previous question on this forum indicating Lady's Tresses Orchid (Spiranthes ochroleuca). The bulb root is consistent with an orchid if growing in a wetland, although in Croatia it is more likely to be Spiranthes spiralis. S. spiralis has a green spot on the lower lip.

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  • Thank you! I usually successfully identify local plants but this time I only got moor and fern results (I entered "plant spiral tiny flowers") I guess I should have been a bit more persistent :) – prkos Oct 11 '19 at 19:16

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