Goodyera pubescens

Common Names: Downy rattlesnake plantain
Category: Plants
Sub-category: Orchids

An evergreen terrestrial herb with variegated leaves. The variegation is in the form of a densely reticulated network of veins that are a much lighter green than the rest of the leaf tissue. It is a creeping plant that divides on the ground surface and sends out short stolons. It may be terrestrial or, occasionally, epipetric, growing on rock shelves.

It prefers mildly to moderately acidic soils, such as in oak-heath forests.

Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.
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