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Dwarf Rattlesnake Plantain
Goodyera repens

Dwarf Rattlesnake Plantain (Goodyera repens) Other common names: Creeping Rattlesnake Plantain, Lesser Rattlesnake Plantain

Other scientific names: Epipactis repens, Goodyera ophioides, Satyrium repens

French names: Goodyérie rampante

Family: Orchid Family (Orchidaceae)

Group: Orchids, Rattlesnake Plantains

Distinctive features: Small basal rosette of mottled leaves. Deep woods.

Similar species:
  •   Green-leaved Rattlesnake Plantain (Goodyera oblongifolia)

Flowers: Summer;  Green/Brown;  Irregular flowers

Leaves: Mottled. Basal rosette only.

Height: 10-25 cm (4-10 in)

Habitat: Forests;  Deep woods.

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 24    Peterson's Field Guide to Wildflowers: 18    ROM Field Guide to Wildflowers of Ontario: 93   

Native/Non-native: Native

Status: Uncommon.

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: repens: trailing

Photographs: 592 photographs available, of which 1 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Dwarf Rattlesnake Plantain (Goodyera repens)

I only have one solitary photo of this species, from the Bruce Peninsula. This is the basal rosette of leaves. Note the mottled aspect to them.

Range map for Dwarf Rattlesnake Plantain (Goodyera repens)

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The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)