These spiranthes are growing in habitat described as being common for spiranthes ochroleuca. They are found in sandy soil in usually slightly shady spots, which are often on top of banks. This colony is found between Camden and Florence, NY North of Oneida Lake. Much of this area has sandy deposits that were formed by the outwash of glacial Oneida Lake when it is supposed that an ice dam burst. Strawberry plants and Grey-Stemmed Goldenrod are indicator plants. Their color, shape, habitat and flowering time make it seem likely that these are spiranthes ochroleuca

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