Thursday, April 1, 2010

Rattlesnake plantain

One of my favorite native plants in Virginia, rattlesnake plantain (Goodyera sp.). This is actually an orchid, but the leaves on this species are far showier than the blooms. I was pleased to find it growing in the woods on our property this spring. Wish we had ladyslippers, too.

Rattlesnake plantain

1 comment:

Jon Dow said...

grows where there are snakes.
eat and also chew and add chewed material to a cut and suck bite..