Goodyera pubescens (Willd.) R. Brown - Rattlesnake Plantain

Goodyera pubescens plant

Family - Orchidaceae

Stems - No info. yet.

Goodyera pubescens stemStem and cauline leaves.

Leaves - No info. yet.

Goodyera pubescens basalsBasal leaves.

Inflorescence - No info. yet.

Goodyera pubescens inflorescence

Flowers - No info. yet.

Goodyera pubescens calyxCalyx.

Goodyera pubescens flowerFlower.

Flowering - August - September.

Habitat - Coniferous woods with acidic soils, ravines.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This striking species can be found in just a handful of eastern Ozark counties in Missouri. The plant is easy to ID in the field because of its neat basal leaves. No other species in Missouri has leaves which resemble it. G. pubescens is much more populous in more eastern states and is one of the most common orchids seen.

Photographs taken in Brown Summit, NC., 6-16-02.


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