Goodyera tesselata Lodd. 1824

Plant Photos by Jim Fowler and his P-Base Orchid North American Orchid Website

MID LATE

Common Name or Meaning The Tesselate Goodyera - Checkered Rattlesnake Orchid

Flower Size .15 to .2" [3 to 4 mm]

Found in Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Mew York, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a whorl of basal, tesselated, dark green and light green, acute leaves that blooms in the mid summer to early fall on a terminal, erect, 3.2 to 7.2" [8 to 18 cm] long, 12 to 20 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Epipactis tesselata (Lodd.) A.A.Eaton 1908; Goodyera repens var. tesselata (Lodd.) B.Boivin 1979; Orchiodes tesselatum (Lodd.) Kuntze 1891 Erica Morón

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Wild Orchids of the SE USA P M Brown 2004