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Goodyera pubescens (Willd.) R.Br.

(Downy Rattlesnake-plantain)

Usually in partial to full shade in deciduous, coniferous or mixed woods, particularly in woods dominated by Red Oak. Often found in humus-rich soil overlying sand, especially on or beside portages and other old wood's trails or roads. Most common in mesic sites, but occasionally occurs in wet-mesic sites in swamps. Has a tendency to form patches measuring up to 1 metre or more in diameter and containing hundreds of plants. In one such colony, several dozen Green Adder's-mouth were scattered among the plants of Downy Rattlesnake-plantain (Whiting, 1970). Usually blooms in mid to late August. Uncommon in Muskoka.


Townships: Morrison Freeman

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

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