Goodyera oblongifolia (Rattlesnake
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.|