Goodyera pubescens is a terrestrial orchid that spreads into mats of evergreen, ornately-variegated leaves in shades of dark green or mid green with white, reticulated veins. In late summer it produces small, white orchid flowers on a vertical stem 6-10 inches tall. This is the eastern North American counterpart to the West's G. oblongifolia growing from Nova Scotia to Ontario and south through most of the eastern US. Goodyera spread in the loose upper layer of soil and organic debris on forest floors so use a light, loose soil medium with chunky organic matter.
Americas - North America
Woodlands, north-facing wooded slopes, bluffs, ravines, glades, and disturbed woodlands, often on acidic soils.