Mt. Judah Loop trail
Goodyera oblongifolia (Rattlesnake Plantain)
Elevation 1170 meters (3840 feet)
Mount Townsend ( Trail 839)
Olympic National Forest, Hood Canal Ranger District
David Greenberger, Ashley Williams, Ben Lavender, Janet Klein, Courtney Gattuso, Marguerite Murphy
In flower, growing in understory in shade.
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
Brief description of what you observed
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
Duckabush River Trail No. 803
Olympic National Forest
Jefferson County, Washington, USA
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....