Hansen's Northwest Native Plant Database


Goodyera oblongifolia (Rattlesnake Plantain)

 

Kingdom

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 Plantae Plants

Subkingdom

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 Tracheobionta Vascular plants

Superdivision

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 Spermatophyta Seed plants

Division

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 Magnoliophyta Flowering plants

Class

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 Liliopsida Monocotyledons

Subclass

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 Liliidae

Order

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 Orchidales

Family

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 Orchidaceae Orchid family

Genus

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 Goodyera R. Br. rattlesnake plantain

Species

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 Goodyera oblongifolia Raf. western rattlesnake plantain

A delightful evergreen ground orchid of the northwest.

Distinctive criss-cross mottling on the rosette of leaves is like the skin of a rattlesnake--quite beautiful!

Delicate flowers bloom on a 6 stem.

Found scattered in dry to moist forests across North America and south to Mexico, Rattlesnake Plantain is prevalent in both Washington and Oregon (USDA 6-10).

The easiest of the northwest native orchids to grow.

          
Photo above, right taken by Stan Shebs at the Regional Parks Botanic Garden in Berkeley, California.
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