OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Asparagales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Habenaria repens   FAMILY Orchidaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Habenaria repens   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Habenaria repens

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 049-03-006:
Habenaria repens   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Habenaria repens

 

COMMON NAME:
Water-spider Orchid, Floating Orchid


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image of Habenaria repens, Water-spider Orchid, Floating Orchid

Jim Fowler    jafhab_0006

May-October    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

The petals and lip resemble spider legs splayed against the plant's sepals, per Wild Orchids of South Carolina: A Popular Natural History.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Habenaria repens   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Habenaria repens   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Habenaria repens

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 049-03-006:
Habenaria repens   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Habenaria repens

 

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2139

Aquatic or terrestrial; Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in NC)

Look for it in blackwater swamps, pools, banks of creeks and rivers, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

LEAVES:
Simple
"Leafy"

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Greenish
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
3 sepals, two lateral and one dorsal
3 petals, the two lateral similar and a third (the lip) enlarged
stamens and pistil fused together into a column
Inferior ovary

Raceme

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



 


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