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Floral spires in the spikes of colic root and ladies' tresses orchid

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Title:
Floral spires in the spikes of colic root and ladies' tresses orchid
Topics:
Botany
Subjects:
Flowers
Orchids
Spiranthes
Spring ladies'-tresses (Spiranthes vernalis)
Original Format:
Lantern slide
Hand-colored lantern slide
Extent:
3.25 x 4 in.
Item identifier:
0021035
Photographer:
Wells, B. W. (Bertram Whittier), 1884- more info on Wells, B. W. (Bertram Whittier), 1884- 
Created Date:
circa
Description:
Floral spires are to be seen in the spikes of colic root (left) and ladies' tresses orchid (right). Original label on slide: 429; From Natural Gardens (page 312): "Perennial orchids having numerous small flowers borne in twisted or spiral spikes; upper petal and the adjacent sepals united: leaves chiefly basal, narrow. Six or seven species of uplands and bogs. Spring, summer, and fall."
Genre:
Close-up views
Photographs
Location:
Big Savannah (N.C.)
Digital Project:
B. W. Wells