hooded ladies' tresses
Definition of hooded ladies' tresses
: a native orchid (Spiranthes romanzoffiana) that is widely distributed in northern North America and occurs occasionally in Ireland and eastern Asia and that has spikes of small creamy or straw-colored almond-scented flowers with sepals and petals partly fused into an upward arching hood
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