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Plant Details

Habenaria repens

Water-spider Orchid, Floating Orchid

Scientific Name:

Habenaria repens

Common Name:

Water-spider Orchid, Floating Orchid

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

Greenish

Size in Feet:

2.5

Light:

sun

Soil Moisture:

Hydric(*)

Bloom Time:

April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November

Bloom Area:

Coast

Habitat Description:

Blackwater swamps, pools, banks of creeks and rivers (Weakley 2015). Rare in the NC Mountains and Coastal Plain.

State Rank:

S2: Imperiled (*)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*)

State Status:

W1: Watch List: Rare but Relatively Secure (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

Semiaquatic.

Blooming Waterway Mat

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© David R. McAdoo

Blooming Plant

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© David R. McAdoo

Closeup of Blooms

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© David R. McAdoo

Another Close up

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David McAdoo

Old Blooms

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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