Rattlesnake plantain leaves, Kent Pump Rd, Mt. Tam.
Tall flowering stalk with greenish-white flowers; basal leaves streaked with white.
Understory orchid with greenish flowers and white-veined leaves.
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....