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ladies' tresses

any plant of the genus Spiranthes, family Orchidaceae, numbering as many as 30 species of orchids found in woods and grasslands throughout most of the world. Goodyera repens, an unrelated British species, is known as creeping ladies' tresses.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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