OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Goodyera repens   FAMILY Orchidaceae

INCLUDING VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 049-13-002:
Goodyera repens var. ophioides   FAMILY Orchidaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Peramium ophioides

 

COMMON NAME:
Dwarf Rattlesnake Plantain, Dwarf Rattlesnake Orchid, Lesser Rattlesnake-orchid, Lesser Rattlesnake-plantain


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image of Goodyera repens, Dwarf Rattlesnake Plantain, Dwarf Rattlesnake Orchid, Lesser Rattlesnake-orchid, Lesser Rattlesnake-plantain

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_peop2_001_lvd

        

image of Goodyera repens, Dwarf Rattlesnake Plantain, Dwarf Rattlesnake Orchid, Lesser Rattlesnake-orchid, Lesser Rattlesnake-plantain

JK Marlow    jkm060716_030

July    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

Leaves green, with relatively faint white veins and no broad white stripe, 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

image of Goodyera repens, Dwarf Rattlesnake Plantain, Dwarf Rattlesnake Orchid, Lesser Rattlesnake-orchid, Lesser Rattlesnake-plantain

JK Marlow    jkm060716_048

July    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

The raceme is loosely flowered and secund, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Goodyera repens, Dwarf Rattlesnake Plantain, Dwarf Rattlesnake Orchid, Lesser Rattlesnake-orchid, Lesser Rattlesnake-plantain

JK Marlow    jkm0508b_14

August    Transylvania County    NC

Pisgah National Forest: Pisgah Ranger District

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Goodyera repens   FAMILY Orchidaceae

INCLUDING VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 049-13-002:
Goodyera repens var. ophioides   FAMILY Orchidaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Peramium ophioides

 

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623

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas

Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Uncommon (rare in SC)

Look for it in moist forests, usually under conifers and rhododendrons, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

...Moist

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Basal rosette or low alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
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/Fall
Capsule

 

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