Taxon  Report   3951 
Goodyera oblongifolia  Raf.
Rattlesnake plantain,  Western rattlesnake plantain
Goodyera oblongifolia
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Goodyera oblongifolia
© 2004 George W. Hartwell
Goodyera oblongifolia
© 2008 Steve Matson
Goodyera oblongifolia, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Goodyera oblongifolia
© 2006 Louis-M. Landry
Genus: Goodyera
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Goodyera decipiens
PLANTS: Goodyera oblongifolia var. reticulata
PLANTS: Peramium decipiens
PLANTS: Peramium menziesii
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Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jul 16, 2018).

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