Calflora
Taxon  Report   3951    
Goodyera oblongifolia  Raf.
Rattlesnake plantain,  Western rattlesnake plantain
Goodyera oblongifolia
© 2006 Louis-M. Landry
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Goodyera oblongifolia
© 2008 Steve Matson
Goodyera oblongifolia
© 2006 Louis-M. Landry
Goodyera oblongifolia, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Goodyera oblongifolia
© 2004 George W. Hartwell
Family: ORCHIDACEAE  
Genus: Goodyera
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Goodyera decipiens
PLANTS: Goodyera oblongifolia var. reticulata
PLANTS: Peramium decipiens
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More information about  Goodyera oblongifolia
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (GOOB2)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 12, 2018).

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