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What

Rattlesnake plantain Goodyera oblongifolia

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islandstewards

Date

July 13, 2014 04:10 PM PDT

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What

Western rattlesnake plantain Goodyera oblongifolia

Observer

paloma

Date

June 23, 2014 11:46 AM PDT

Description

Mt. Judah Loop trail

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Western rattlesnake plantain Goodyera oblongifolia

Observer

brewbooks

Date

June 7, 2014 03:36 PM PDT

Description

Goodyera oblongifolia (Rattlesnake Plantain)
Elevation 1170 meters (3840 feet)
Mount Townsend ( Trail 839)
Olympic National Forest, Hood Canal Ranger District
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sienna

Date

July 3, 2010

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mmwd

Date

April 26, 2014 11:07 AM PDT

Description

David Greenberger, Ashley Williams, Ben Lavender, Janet Klein, Courtney Gattuso, Marguerite Murphy

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What

Rattlesnake plantain Goodyera oblongifolia

Observer

paloma

Date

May 18, 2014 01:36 PM PDT

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podiceps

Date

August 1, 2013

Place

Box Canyon (Google, OSM)

Description

In flower, growing in understory in shade.

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Observer

brewbooks

Date

April 21, 2014 12:26 PM PDT

Description

Goodyera oblongifolia (western rattlesnake plantain)

The foliage is very distinct. the tiny orchid flowers won't be up until about July.
Washington Park, Anacortes, Skagit County, Washington

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What

Western rattlesnake plantain Goodyera oblongifolia

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buzzbee

Date

April 3, 2014 06:15 PM PDT

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What

Western rattlesnake plantain Goodyera oblongifolia

Observer

richleighton

Date

September 3, 2013 12:49 PM PDT

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What

Western rattlesnake plantain Goodyera oblongifolia

Observer

boschniakia

Date

March 28, 2014 04:46 PM PDT

Description

Brief description of what you observed

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What

Western rattlesnake plantain Goodyera oblongifolia

Observer

brewbooks

Date

May 31, 2008 11:35 AM PDT

Description

Goodyera oblongifolia
Rattlesnake plantain, western rattlesnake plantain, green-leaf rattlesnake-plantain
Orchidaceae
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
opus.ub.uni-bayreuth.de/volltexte/2009/633/pdf/Diss.pdf#p...

Duckabush River Trail No. 803
Olympic National Forest
Jefferson County, Washington, USA

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Description from Wikipedia

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....

No range data available.