Plant ID forum: Mystery, bulb?

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Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Jun 2, 2016 8:28 AM CST
ID'd as Spiranthes vernalis.

Volunteer plant in AL a few miles from FL border, in sun most of the day, in slowly improving dry, sandy compacted soil reclaimed from former parking spot. Seems like a bulb, very smooth, pliable juicy-feeling stem, minuscule flowers in a spiral at the top. Leafless (currently.) The whole thing is 7-9" tall. TIA!

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Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
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HamiltonSquare
Jun 2, 2016 8:51 AM CST
Spiranthes spiralis perhaps.
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Jun 2, 2016 12:09 PM CST
Certainly Ladies Tresses
Florida Lady's Tresses (Spiranthes brevilabris var. floridana)
Perhaps this variety Tiffany since it was so close to FL & is native here.
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Jun 2, 2016 2:02 PM CST
Spiranthes spiralis isn't listed for Alabama.

Spiranthes vernalis .. there is some cream colour on the labellum.

http://www.floraofalabama.org/photo.aspx?ID=14373

http://www.floraofalabama.org/Plant.aspx?id=4622

http://www.floraofalabama.org/Results.aspx

This sit says "It produces 4-5 basal leaves which usually persist through flowering" but the photo they show of several plants don't look to have any, the basal leaves are large so would be seen.

http://goorchids.northamericanorchidcenter.org/species/spira...

It's the only one in the list which fits.

Oh gosh, I just came across your photos in the Spiranthes vernalis entry here on google! Now I see you have put an ID at the top. Rolling my eyes.

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