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Family ORCHIDACEAE

Goodyera oblongifolia Raf.

(Menzies' Rattlesnake-plantain)

A western North American species that is disjunct in the Great Lakes region (Marquis and Voss, 1981). Generally in partial to ful shade in coniferous or mixed woods, especially those dominated by Eastern Hemlock. Most often in mesic sites where there is a well developed humus layer overlying sand. Has also been found in wet-mesic sites including Black Ash swamps and wet Eastern White Cedar woods. Often occurs with Tesselated Rattlesnake-plantain and Spotted Coral-root. Mostly blooms in August. Fairly common in Muskoka.


( TRT CAN )

Townships: Morrison Medora Freeman Wood Monck


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Muskoka Flora - Index : Monocot Group : Orchidaceae : Goodyera oblongifolia

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