Goodyera repens (Lesser Rattlesnake Plantain) - photos and description

Goodyera repens

Goodyera repens

Goodyera repens

Goodyera repens

Goodyera repens

Goodyera repens

General: Woodland orchid with slender stems and a basal rosette of leaves. Rhizomatous, often found in patches of many plants.

Flowers: Flowers grow in spikes, are white,  measured at 5 mm long. We measured a spike at 5 cm long.

Leaves: Basal leaves are strikingly mottled white on green, elliptical to ovate, small, measured at 20 mm long and 9 mm wide.

Height: Height listed in Budd's Flora to 30 cm, we measured plants to 16 cm.

Habitat: Cool coniferous forest.

Abundance: Fairly Common.

Origin: Native.

When and where photographed: Photos taken July 16th, and August 3rd, boreal forest, Duck Mountain Provincial Park, 300 km north east of our home in Regina, SK.