Taxon  Report   3951    
Goodyera oblongifolia  Raf.
Rattlesnake plantain,  Western rattlesnake plantain
Goodyera oblongifolia
© 2006 Louis-M. Landry
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Goodyera oblongifolia
© 2015 Nathan Feldman
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
© 2017 Chris Friedel
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
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 17, 2019).