Goodyera pubescens (Willd.) R.Br.  
Family: Orchidaceae
downy rattlesnake-plantain
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Mark Larocque  
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; flower drawing inflorescence a 3 1/2" dense, cylindrical, spike-like cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers; blooms July-Aug.
Habitat: dry; woods, forests
Conservation Status: Native
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Marcie O'Connor  
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James R. Sime  
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Christopher Noll  
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Christopher Noll  
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