Goodyera oblongifolia

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Scientific Name Goodyera oblongifolia USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Rattlesnake Plantain Orchid, Rattlesnake Plantain, Western Rattlesnake Plantain ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Orchidaceae (Orchid) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to subalpine. Forest, especially conifer understory.
Plant: Erect perennial about 12 inches tall.
Leaves: Basal narrowly elliptic to ovate leaves with pointed tips, dark green with white midrib and often white veins.
Inflorescence: Spike of many (10 plus) small white orchid-like blossoms arranged in a spiral or on one side only.
References: Descr. adapted from and SEINet.
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