Etymology: Goodyera: for John Goodyer (1592-1664)
Plants: erect, perennial, 8"-16" tall forb; single, downy, stout stems with about 7 leaf-like bracts
Leaves: basal, oval or lance-like to 2 1/2" long, stalked, downy; midrib dark green with 2 broad, white, side stripes and white netting
Flowers: white, 6-parted, 1/4"- 2/5" wide, beak of lip less than half as long as the body of the flower; inflorescence a 3 1/2" dense, cylindrical, spike-like cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers; blooms July-Aug.
Habitat: dry; woods, forests
Conservation Status: Native
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 7, Wetland Indicator = FAC* USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos Dan Tenaglia's The Missouri Flora: Fabulous photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leave arrangement key. Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"