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Plant Details

Goodyera repens

lesser rattlesnake plaintain

Scientific Name:

Goodyera repens

Common Name:

lesser rattlesnake plaintain

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Perennial

Bloom Color(s):

white

Size in Feet:

1

Light:

Shade

Soil Moisture:

Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

June - July - August - September

Bloom Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

Moist forests, usually under conifers and rhododendrons per Weakley.

Plants with Blooms

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David McAdoo

Bloom Close Up

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David McAdoo

Leaves

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David McAdoo

G. repens - G pubescens Comparison

David McAdoo - Tom Harville

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Unusually Large Cluster of Plants

Madison County

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©2013 Photo by Don Barnett

We found these healthy plants today on Silvermine Creek Trail (through that beautiful little creek gorge) about halfway up (to the A.T.). We don't see this plant. Almost never. It had bloomed. and not far was a very healthy colony of Goodyera pubescens. Will keep an eye on it in the future. The habitat was as would be expected from the descriptions I've read. Old, mature trees, etc. I have not seen that dense a colony of this plant. It is not unusual to see G. pubescence like that but not this one.

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants

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