Downy Rattlesnake Plantain (Goodyera pubescens)

Goodyera pubescens Downy Rattlesnake Plantain

Scientific Name: Goodyera pubescens
Common Name: Downy Rattlesnake Plantain
Description of facts and concepts: A small orchid named for the snake-skin pattern of white veins over the dark green background of the leaf. An erect floral stalk bears many small, white flowers. The tiny flowers on tall spikes resemble the commercially grown orchids of the tropics.
Seed or division information: Seeds or divisions, but requiring the mycorrhizal association to thrive. Surprisingly, it makes a good terrarium plant.
Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): July W2
Garden Name: Shady Woodland Garden
Color of Flower: White
Height: 6-18″
Spread: 6″
Family: Orchid family
Soil Type: Base to Acidic Acidic Woodland Soil
Soil: Dry to Wet Wet to medium moist
Light: Sun to Shade Shade
Zone 4-10 Zones 3-9