Goodyera pubescens 

Downy rattlesnake plantain

Names and Myths

Goodyera Of Goodyer (John Goodyer 1592-1664) pubescens  downy. Plantain Latin planta sole of the foot refers to the low-lying leaves.

Natural history / Folklore

Used by the Indians as an antidote for snake bite, the leaves being chewed and then applied to the bite.1


July – August  Greenish White flowers growing from all sides of a bracted spike. Leaves basal and conspicuously veined with white.

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