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Rein orchid, Toothpetal false reinorchid
Habenaria floribunda
Orchidaceae
 

Copyright by: Lindsay M. Boehner, 2014
In habitat, Collier-Seminole State Park, Florida

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

Ecological Restoration Notes: A common understory herb in hammocks nearly throughout South Florida.

Availability: Grown by enthusiasts.

Description: Small herbaceous wildflower.

Dimensions: About 6-9 inches in height; 12-15 inches when in flower. Taller than broad.

Growth Rate: Moderate.

Range: North Key Largo in the Monroe County Keys, Miami-Dade and Collier counties north to Duval, Bradford and Levy counties; West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.

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 Map of ZIP codes with habitat recommendations north to Martin and Charlotte counties.

Habitats: Moist forests and swamps.

Soils: Moist, well-drained sandy or limestone soils, with humusy top layer.

Nutritional Requirements: Moderate; can grow in nutrient poor soils, but needs some organic content to thrive.

Salt Water Tolerance: Low; does not tolerate long-term flooding by salt or brackish water.

Salt Wind Tolerance: Moderate; grows near salt water, but is protected from direct salt spray by other vegetation.

Drought Tolerance: Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.

Light Requirements: Light shade to moderate shade.

Flower Color: Green.

Flower Characteristics: Semi-showy.

Flowering Season: Fall-winter.

Fruit: Capsule containing numerous minute seeds.

Comments: See also the Florida Wildflower Foundation's Flower Friday page.


Copyright by: Lindsay M. Boehner, 2014
In habitat, Collier-Seminole State Park, Florida

Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton


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