Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
You may enjoy reading Orchids of the Francis Marion National Forest by Jim Fowler.
Learn more about Water-spider Orchid from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Asparagales
Flora of North America
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Water-spider Orchid, Floating Orchid
Click or hover over the thumbnails to see larger pictures.
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.