Goodyera tesselata Lodd. 1824 Photo by Carl Luer



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


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; Native Orchids of the United States and Canada Vol 2 Luer 1975 drawing/photos fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 #4 1982 photo fide;AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 4 1994; Manual Of Orchids Stewart 1995; Wild Orchids of the SE USA P M Brown 2004; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #1 2010 photo fide;