(Linnaeus) R. Brown in Aiton var. ophioides Fernald
[Epipactis repens, G. ophiodes]
Lesser Rattlesnake Plantain
|Location||Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba.|
A mainly eastern variety which occupies primarily the Mixed Forest Region and adjacent Boreal Forest Region, thinly scattered across the Canadian Shield, and rarely present on the Lowlands. Found in cool shade of evergreen woods, also on thick moss under spruce or cedar. .
|Flowering Season||Late July to end of August.|
Height less than 10 cm. Creeping root system.
A circumboreal species, the smallest of the genus. Prefers wetter, "cold bottom" locations than others in the genus. Possibly hybridizes with G. tesselata (Kallunki, 1976).
Orchids of Ontario
© Royal Botanical Gardens, Dr. Donald Gunn Image Collection.