Waterspider false reinorchid
Habenaria repens
Orchidaceae


Landscape Uses:

Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.

Ecological Restoration Notes:

Availability:
Grown by enthusiasts.
Description:
Medium herbaceous wildflower.
Height:
About 12-18 inches in height. Speading and forming dense patches.
Growth Rate:
Moderate.
Range:
Southeastern United States west to Texas and south to Miami-Dade and Collier counties; West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.
Habitats:
Marshes.
Soils:
On logs in swamps or in floating mats of vegetation in open water.
Nutritional Requirements:
High; requires rich organic soils for optimal growth.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.
Drought Tolerance:
Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.
Light Requirements:
Full sun.
Flower Color:
Greenish.
Flower Characteristics:
Semi-showy.
Flowering Season:
Summer-fall.
Fruit:
Capsule containing numerous minute seeds.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Horticultural Notes:
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Roger L. Hammer