We recently ran across this clump of the summer-flowering native (Canada south to Florida) orchid, Goodyera pubescens growing in a site near JLBG. Like a century plant, the flowering rosette dies after flowering, but new side shoots are produced for future generations. Work is being done to produce this in tissue culture so it can be made more widely available from nursery propagated stock. Sadly, most plants sold today are wild collected.
Of the 100 species of Goodyera orchid, only 4 are US natives.
This is one of my all time favorite plants, and efforts to transplant it from my sister’s woods to mine have failed miserably. I’d love love love to buy it!
THANKS for the info! I used to wonder why I could not find it again the next year after I marked where it flowered! ..Duh.