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Habenaria repens, Orchis repens, Platanthera repens, Water-spider Bog Orchid, Floating Orchid

Habenaria repens, Orchis repens, Platanthera repens

Water-spider Bog Orchid, Floating Orchid
Family: Orchidaceae
Origin: Southeastern United States, Mexico, Florida
Small shrub 2-5 ftBog or aquaticKeep soil moistUnusual colorYellow/orange flowers

Habenaria repens blooms throughout the year in wet ditches, meadows, marshes and along shorelines.

It can be a terrestrial or truly aquatic orchid species and has been known to form floating mats in stagnant pools. This species produces 3-8 yellow green leaves that emerge from the stem and gradually reduce in size towards the inflorescence. The inflorescence has 10-50 flowers arranged in a densely flowered raceme. The sepals are light green and the petals and lip of each flower are a greenish white and spidery looking.





Link to this plant:
https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/habenaria_repens.htm