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IRISH LADY’S TRESSES Spiranthes romanzoffiana (Orchidaceae) Height to 25cm. Upright perennial that grows in waterlogged grassland and marshes. FLOWERS are greenish white and are borne in a triple spiral up the stem, creating a rather conical spike (Jul-Aug). FRUITS are egg-shaped. LEAVES appear as a basal rosette of narrowly oval leaves, and more lanceolate ones up the stem. STATUS-Rare and restricted to SW and N Ireland, NW Scotland, with an outpost on Dartmoor.