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Rattlesnake Plantain

Goodyera pubescens

Description:

This beautiful evergreen orchid get's it's common name from past use to treat snakebite, though this has never been verified. It has also been used for toothache, to improve appetite, in the treatment of burns, and as an eyewash.

Habitat:

Mixed woods


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1 Comment

DianePlatcoBrooks
DianePlatcoBrooks 6 years ago

Beautiful pattern on the leaf. We have the downy form here.

chesterbperry
Spotted by
chesterbperry

Tennessee, USA

Lat: 35.36, Long: -84.15

Spotted on Dec 28, 2012
Submitted on Dec 29, 2012

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