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Rattlesnake plantain

Goodyera pubescens

1 Species ID Suggestions

drP
drP 8 years ago
Rattlesnake plantain
Goodyera pubescens Goodyera pubescens


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3 Comments

drpalombella
drpalombella 8 years ago

You're welcome. I hope you get to see it in bloom.

awl4hymn
awl4hymn 8 years ago

Dude...thanks. Caught my breath when I saw it.

drpalombella
drpalombella 8 years ago

This is a member of the orchid family. It will put up a single spike of small white flowers. The "plantain" part of the common name comes from the appearance of the rosette of basal leaves. The "rattlesnake" part comes from the rattle-like appearance of the flower spike.

awl4hymn
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awl4hymn

Crossville, Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Feb 15, 2013
Submitted on Feb 15, 2013

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