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Habenaria repens - Water spider orchid

Tropical Emergents

Habenaria repens

Water spider orchid

Habenaria repens, Water spider orchid, grows naturally on marshy shores or floating vegetative mats. Water spider orchids grow in sun to part shade and throw up a stalk of pale green flowers with narrow petals making the flowers look like little green spiders. Habenaria repens has a spicy vanilla fragrance during certain times of the day!

Bloom Color

Green

Habenaria repens Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade
Shade
Mature Height
1' - 2'
Spread Characteristics
Prolific Seeder
Rhizomatous - Rapid
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Pond Zonation
High Marsh - Saturated Soil
Low Marsh 0 - 6"
Foliage Color
Green
Wildlife Benefits
Amphibians
Bees/Pollinators
Butterflies
Cover
Fish
Food
Nesting
Wetland Indicator Status
OBL
Plant Type
Bog/Marsh
Marginal
Attributes
Container
Cut Flower
Fibrous Roots
Fragrant Flowers
Native
Naturalizing
Ornamental Flower
USDA Hardiness Zone
8
9
10
11
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