OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Habenaria repens   FAMILY Orchidaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


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, 1938)
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, 1938)
Habenaria repens

 

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2139

Aquatic or terrestrial; Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: blackwater swamps, pools, banks of creeks and rivers, marshes, 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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