This is a plant we found for the first time today. We live near an area that contains a vernal pool and frequently floods but never drains out. In 10 years, I've never seen this plant before.

Can anyone help identify it?

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  • can you provide a picture of the leaf? It looks familiar...
    – kevinskio
    Sep 22, 2013 at 0:11

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It's a lady's tresses orchid (Spiranthes) of some sort. Perhaps S. ovalis?


Spiranthes ochroleuca , yellow ladies'-tresses

  • Hi, can you give us more information on how you identified this plant?
    – kevinskio
    Sep 9, 2018 at 15:35

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