Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in GA Coastal Plain)

Look for it in dry to moist forests & woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Basal rosette or low alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
White
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
3 sepals, two lateral and one dorsal
3 petals, the two lateral similar and a third (the lip) enlarged
stamens and pistil fused together into a column
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Asparagales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Goodyera pubescens   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Goodyera pubescens   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 049-13-001:
Goodyera pubescens   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Peramium pubescens

 

COMMON NAME:
Downy Rattlesnake Plantain, Downy Rattlesnake-orchid


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_gopu_004_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_pepu20_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm170226_295

February    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

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Tim Spira    tpsgpubescens

April        

Fruit are small, erect, ovoid capsules, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    jkm100515_024

May    Henderson County    NC

Pisgah National Forest: Pisgah Ranger District

Leaves evergreen, ovate, bluish-green, in a basal rosette, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE leaves of Goodyera species

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Roxanna Martin    rlm61210_279

June    Spartanburg County    SC

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Roxanna Martin    rlm61910_41

June    Spartanburg County    SC

Sepals and petals glandular-pubescent on outer surface, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm61910_46

June    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaves with a broad white stripe in center and a network of white veins, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm6410_340

June    Spartanburg County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm0307m_05

July    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

Flowers in a dense cylindric raceme on the upper 1/4 of the scape, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    jkm150712_446447

July    Pickens County    SC

Plants spread by underground stems (rhizomes) and may have multiple rosettes, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.

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Keith Bradley    kab_g_pubescens_1968

July    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The raceme is densely flowered & cylindrical, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm7210_244

July    Spartanburg County    SC

Flowers white, hairy, rounded, about 0.25" long, with sac-like lower lip, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    jkm181031_5431

November    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm181031_5433

November    Greenville County    SC