Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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

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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

 

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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 VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 049-03-006:
Habenaria repens   FAMILY Orchidaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Habenaria repens

 

COMMON NAME:
Water-spider Orchid, Floating Orchid