Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Goodyera pubescens (Willd.) R.Br. image
Photographer: R.K. Kupfer           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Caroline A. Creevey

Derek Anderson

Mark Larocque

Marcie O'Connor

Marcie O'Connor

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

James R. Sime

James R. Sime
Family Orchidaceae
Goodyera pubescens (Willd.) R.Br.
downy rattlesnake-plantain
Goodyera: for John Goodyer (1592-1664)
pubescens: with soft, downy hair
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 8"-16" tall forb; single, downy, stout stems with about 7 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; blooms July-Aug.
Leaf:basal, oval or lance-like to 2 1/2" long, stalked, downy; midrib dark green with 2 broad, white, side stripes and white netting
Habitat: dry; woods, forests
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Epipactis pubescens (Willd.) A.A.Eaton
Neottia pubescens Willd.
Peramium pubescens (Willd.) MacMill.

         
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