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Habenaria repens Nuttall. Water-spider Orchid, Floating Orchid. Phen: Apr-Nov. Hab: Blackwater swamps, pools, banks of creeks and rivers, marshes. Dist: Se. VA and NC south to s. FL and west to e. and s. TX; West Indies, Mexico, Central America, and n. South America.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Ar, ETx1, FNA26, GW1, K1, K3, K4, NcTx, RAB, S, Tx, WH3, WI, Batista et al (2011), Brown (2002), Correll (1950), Luer (1975); = n/a – C; > Habenaris nuttallii Small – S13; > Habenaria repens Nutt. – S13

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: OBL
  • Great Plains: OBL

Heliophily ?: 6

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image of plant© Alan Cressler: Habenaria repens, Boiling Springs Lake, Brunswick County, North Carolina 2 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Floyd A. Griffith | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷
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image of plant© Floyd A. Griffith | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Scott Ward | Original Image ⭷

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