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Downy Rattlesnake Plantain
Goodyera pubescens

Downy Rattlesnake Plantain (Goodyera pubescens) Other common names: Networt

Other scientific names: Epipactis pubescens, Neottia pubescens, Peramium pubescens

French names: Goodyérie pubescente

Family: Orchid Family (Orchidaceae)

Group: Orchids, Rattlesnake Plantains

Similar species:
  •   Rattlesnake Plantains - The Rattlesnake Plantains can be hard to tell apart.

Flowers: Summer;  White;  Irregular flowers

Leaves: Basal Only, Simple, Entire

Habitat: Forests

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 24   

Native/Non-native: Native

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: pubescens: pubescent: hairy, fuzzy

Photographs: 316 photographs available, of which 3 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Downy Rattlesnake Plantain (Goodyera pubescens)

Downy Rattlesnake Plantain basal leaves.

Downy Rattlesnake Plantain (Goodyera pubescens)

Downy Rattlesnake Plantain (Goodyera pubescens)

Last season's flower stalk.

Range map for Downy Rattlesnake Plantain (Goodyera pubescens)

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