Goodyera tesselata Lodd.  
Family: Orchidaceae
checkered rattlesnake-plantain, tesselated rattlesnake-plantain
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Derek Anderson  
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; flower drawing 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
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Robert R. Kowal  
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Mark Larocque  
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