Spiranthes romanzoffiana
(Hooded Lady's Tresses)
Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid)

Hooded Lady's Tresses grows in moist meadows and forests in the mountains and foothills. White flowers appear in a fairly tight spike. The upper tepals (the white flower part) are fused, forming a hood.

The rare Ute Lady's Tresses (Spiranthes diluvialis) (not pictured) is usually found at lower elevations. The upper tepals of Ute Lady's Tresses are separate, united only at the base.

Vegetation zone:  Foothills, Montane
Time of bloom:  July - September
Origin:  Native
Eastern Colorado Wildflowers