Chinese Spiranthes

Chinese Spiranthes
English Common Name
Chinese Spiranthes
Scientific name
Spiranthes sinensis
Order: Asparagales, Family: Orchidaceae
30 cm to 50 cm (height)
Species Distribution
Izu Islands, Nansei Islands
Okinawan Common Name
Of the family Orchidaceae, it is a flower commonly observed in Okinawa Prefecture grasslands with plenty of sunlight. For Okinawans, this flower is known to announce the warmer season of Urizun in February and continues to bloom through rainy season in May.

Updated May 2018

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