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can someone id this funky groundcover?

Posted by hoorayfororganic 6b Massachusetts (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 19, 07 at 7:31

it was found in eastern Massachusetts in a forest

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RE: can someone id this funky groundcover?

forgot - you can use the pine needles for scale

RE: can someone id this funky groundcover?

Downy Rattlesnake Orchid, Goodyera pubescens. It is a native orchid.

RE: can someone id this funky groundcover?

Its beautiful.

RE: can someone id this funky groundcover?

Unusual for Mass. Good to hear though. I saw it all over the place when I hiked the Appalachian trail in Tennessee. I bought some for my garden this year.It it survives in MAss I probably don't have to worry about the winter in Ohio.

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