Western Rattlesnake Plantain

This native orchid is Goodyera oblongifolia, known as the Western Rattlesnake Plantain or Giant Rattlesnake Orchid. It has a widespread range across North America, and although endangered in Maine, it's common in the Pacific Northwest.

Here are a few thriving among salal on Whidbey Island, near Deception Pass. They don't range up the mountainside as high as Western Coralroot.


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