Jepson eFlora: Key page
Vascular Plants of California
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Key to Spiranthes

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(For a list of species in Spiranthes, use the above link.)

Jepson Manual glossary definitions can be seen by moving your cursor over words underlined with dots.

1. Lateral sepals sweeping upward, not , tips meeting the upper sepal and petals; flowers  in profile ..... S. romanzoffiana

1' Lateral sepals projecting forward, often spreading distally, not meeting the upper sepal and petals; flowers bell-shaped or  in profile

2. Inflorescence slender, spiral lax ..... S. perexilis

2' Inflorescence robust, spiral tight

3. Flowers cream; lip , tip not expanded ..... S. porrifolia

3' Flowers greenish-ivory to white; lip fiddle-shaped, tip expanded

4. Flowers greenish-ivory ..... S. ×sierrae


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