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Goodyera repens (L.) R. Br.
lesser rattlesnake plantain

General Information
Symbol: GORE2
Group: Monocot
Family: Orchidaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: CAN   N
L48   N
AK   N
Data Source and Documentation
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM   


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Symbol Scientific Name
GOOP Goodyera ophioides (Fernald) Rydb.
PEOP2 Peramium ophioides (Fernald) Rydb.
GOREO2 Goodyera repens (L.) R. Br. var. ophioides Fernald
GOREO3 Goodyera repens (L.) R. Br. ssp. ophioides (Fernald) Á. Löve & Simon


Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass Liliidae
Order Orchidales
Family Orchidaceae – Orchid family
Genus Goodyera R. Br. – rattlesnake plantain
Species Goodyera repens (L.) R. Br. – lesser rattlesnake plantain

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
Goodyera repens var. ophioides
dwarf rattlesnake plantain
Special Concern
dwarf rattlesnake-plantain
Endangered, Extirpated
dwarf rattlesnake-plantain
New York
dwarf rattlesnake-plantain
Exploitably Vulnerable
dwarf rattlesnake-plantain
Special Concern

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

Top Level Regions
Alaska FAC
Arid West FACU
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain UPL
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FACU
Midwest FACU
Northcentral & Northeast FACU
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FACU



Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds


Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover