Etymology: Goodyera: for John Goodyer (1592-1664)
Plants: erect, perennial, 5"-12" tall forb; stems single with 3-5 leaf-like bracts
Leaves: basal, mostly 3/4" - 2" long with white netting
Flowers: 6-parted, 1/4"- 1/2" wide, beak of lip half or more as long as the body of the flower; inflorescence a dense to loose spiral of stalked flowers along a 6"-14" spike-like cluster (raceme); blooms July-Aug.
Habitat: dry; woods, forests; in rich soil
Conservation Status: Native
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 7, Wetland Indicator = FACU USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"