Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Goodyera repens (L.) R.Br. image
Photographer: R.K. Kupfer           

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Jeff Hapeman

Jeff Hapeman

Kurt Stüber

R.K. Kupfer

R.K. Kupfer
Family Orchidaceae
Goodyera repens (L.) R.Br.
creeping rattlesnake-plantain, lesser rattlesnake-plantain
Goodyera: for John Goodyer (1592-1664)
repens: having creeping and rooting stems
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 6"-14" tall forb; slender stems with 3-5 leaf-like bracts
Flower: white, 6-parted, 1/4"- 2/5" wide, beak of lip less than half as long as the body of the flower; flower drawing inflorescence a 3 1/2" dense, cylindrical, spike-like cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers clustered only along one side of the less than 8' tall, sometimes spiraling stalk.; blooms July-Aug.
Leaf:basal, oval to oblong, small, dark bluish-green usually with only white netting
Habitat: dry to moist; woods, forests; in rich soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Epipactis repens (L.) Crantz var. ophioides (Fernald) A.A.Eaton
Goodyera ophioides (Fernald) Rydb.
Goodyera repens (L.) R.Br. subsp. ophioides (Fernald) A.Löve & W.Simon
Goodyera repens (L.) R.Br. var. ophioides Fernald
Peramium ophioides (Fernald) Rydb.
Peramium repens (L.) Salisb. var. ophioides (Fernald) A.Heller
Satyrium repens L.

         
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