Description: Spiranthes are a group of orchids which are pan-global around the world in their distribution, and are commonly referred to as Ladies’ Tresses. The different plants and flowers different species are very similar in each , and it can be difficult to tell them apart without taking a very close look at the flowers, or even taking them apart. Most of the plants have white flowers, sometimes with a bit of green, sometimes yellow, but there are a few exceptions with red flowers. Regardless of species, they all have small flowers arranged in a spiral which twists its way along the length of the inflorescence flower spike. This twist is what ‘Spiranthes’ refers to.