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Goodyera repens (Lesser rattlesnake plantain)
Cressler, Alan

Goodyera repens

Goodyera repens (L.) R. Br.

Lesser rattlesnake plantain, Dwarf rattlesnake plantain

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Synonym(s): Goodyera ophioides, Goodyera repens ssp. ophioides, Goodyera repens var. ophioides, Peramium ophioides

USDA Symbol: GORE2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N), SPM (N)

Goodyera repens is chlorophyllous but also hemi-mycoheterotrophic; that is, it makes it own food, but also utilizes a fungus to provide some of its carbon intake. The fungus involved is the Ceratobasidium cornigerum complex, which is saprotrophic, but is also a facultative pathogen of many plants.

Goodyera repens has flowers less than 1/4 of an inch (6 mm) long on only one side of the flowering stalk.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Flower:
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep

Distribution

USA: AK , AZ , CO , CT , ID , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MT , NC , NH , NM , NY , OH , PA , SC , SD , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV , WY
Canada: NB , NL , NS , PE

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: UPL FAC FACU FACU FACU FACU FACU
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Goodyera repens in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Goodyera repens in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Goodyera repens

Metadata

Record Modified: 2016-03-04
Research By: TWC Staff

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