Goodyera oblongifolia (western rattlesnake plantain) in flower seen while hiking down from Mason Lake in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, elevation about 1000 meter, (3300 feet)
Rattlesnake plantain, western rattlesnake plantain, green-leaf rattlesnake-plantain
Burke Herbarium link
Some additional info from the Washington Native Orchid Society www.wanativeorchids.com/Goodyera/index.html
Is it better to give than receive? A stable isotope
perspective to orchid-fungal carbon transport in the green orchid species Goodyera repens and G. oblongifolia by Nicole A. Hynson, Katja Preiss & Gerhard Gebauer describes how myco-hetertrophy is measured, it is technical but quite fascinating
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Goodyera oblongifolia is a species of orchid known by the common names western rattlesnake plantain and giant rattlesnake plantain. It is native to much of North America, particularly the western side of the continent from Alaska to Mexico, and to eastern Canada. It is most commonly found in mountain forests, often in the understory of conifers. This orchid forms a patch of broad lance-shaped to oval-shaped leaves at the ground, each 4 to 9 centimeters long....