Summer Wildflowers of Mount Holyokeby Karen Searcy
Taxonomy
Orchidaceae
Goodyera pubescens (Downy Rattlesnake-plantain)
Flower colorwhite
Number of petals6
Petal fusionfused
Lea arrangementbasal
Leaf groupingsimple
Leaf marginsentire
Leaf/leaflet shapeegg-shaped
Fruit typedry
Fruit colorbrown
Flowering datesJuly - Aug
Fruiting datesAug - Sept
HabitatMoist to dry woods
LocalityThroughout
DescriptionThis orchid has a distinctive basal rosette of green leaves with a fine, white, net-like pattern. The flowers are small and white and produced on a long stalk. It is one of the more common orchids in the Range.
Habit photoTB
Flower photoTB
Fruit photoAT
Fruit photo 2AT
Leaf photoTB