Rattlesnake-plantains get their name from their broad, rounded leaves, which are similar in shape to those of plantain, a common lawn weed. They are not actually plantains; they are orchids. Downy rattlesnake-plantain is the most common species in New England. It is distinguished from other rattlesnake-plantains by the bright silver markings on the leaves with a broad stripe down the center of the leaves. Compare this to checkered rattlesnake-plantain, which has duller markings and no central stripe.
|Height||12-18 in. (30-45 cm)|
|Light Requirements||Light Shade|
|Bloom time||Late Summer/Early Fall|
|Zone||4 to 10|
Requires consistently moist soil
do not let dry out between waterings
All info from Dave's Garden