Spiranthes cernua var. odorata
An orchid native to the eastern US, this herbaceous
perennial sports a low rosette of strappy leaves from which arises upright stems 10-20” tall decorated with small VERY FRAGRANT hooded white flowers from late summer to frost! Appreciates moist to wet acidic soil and part shade, but also tolerates some degree of dryish shade to wet sunny sites. Slowly expands (doubles annually) by rhizomes, can reseed on moist soil. Great cut flower, situate where you can enjoy the sweet vanilla scent!