Spiranthes aestivalis

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Summer lady's-tresses
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Cranichideae
Genus: Spiranthes
S. aestivalis
Binomial name
Spiranthes aestivalis
(Poir.) Rich. (1817)

Spiranthes aestivalis, commonly called the summer lady's-tresses, is a species of orchid found in western Europe, Turkey, Russia, and North Africa. The specific epithet, aestivalis, is derived from Latin and means "pertaining to the summer".[1]

It has become locally extinct in the British Isles.[2]

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  1. ^ Eggli, Urs; Newton, Leonard E. (2004). Etymological Dictionary of Succulent Plant Names. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer. p. 4. ISBN 978-3-540-00489-9. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  2. ^ Jacob, Ben (2 July 2023). "My law-breaking mission to save Britain's endangered orchids". The Observer. Retrieved 2 July 2023.