Habenaria repens
(Waterspider Bog Orchid)

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               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit


Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Waterspider Bog Orchid, Floating Orchid
    Synonyms: Platanthera repens, Orchis repens
    Lifespan: Tender Perennial
    Zones: (7?) 8 - 11
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: Year round (summer time, where cooler)
    Status: Native

Habenaria repens, or Waterspider Bog Orchid, is native to the southeastern US. It is a (tender) perennial that grows ditches, bogs, marshes, swamps and shores. It blooms year round in warm areas, with green-yellow flowers; it can be grown in cooler areas, but needs to be taken out before frost or freeze, as it does not survive either.

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