Photographer: R.K. Kupfer
Goodyera oblongifolia Raf.
giant rattlesnake-plantain, Menzies's giant rattlesnake-plantain, western rattlesnake-plantain
Goodyera: for John Goodyer (1592-1664)
oblongifolia: oblongus for "longer than wide, oblong;" folia for "leaf"
|Status: ||Special Concern|
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 8"-20" tall forb; stems stout, single; from creeping rhizomes|
|Flower: ||white to greenish, 6-parted, 1/3" - 1/2" wide, beak of lip half or more as long as the body of flower; inflorescence a 1-sided, 8"-16" tall, spike-like cluster (raceme) in a dense to loose spiral of stalked flowers; blooms July-Sept.|
|Leaf:||basal, oblong, 2"-4" long; clasping, usually with only the midrib white|
|Habitat: ||dry to moist; coniferous forests|