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Waterspider false reinorchid
Habenaria repens
Orchidaceae
 

Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

General Landscape Uses: Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.

Availability: Grown by enthusiasts.

Description: Medium herbaceous wildflower.

Dimensions: 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.

Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

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.


Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer


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