Dog Mountain Trail, Columbia Gorge, WA 5/2013.
This so called “saprophyte” of the orchid family is the most common of some 15 types of coral root in North America.
So named because of the root’s (actually a clump of rhizomes) resemblance to a piece of coral.
August 29, 2013 | Categories: All Northwest, Alpine, July, June, Low Elevation, Mid Elevation, orchid, purple/blue, saprophytic/mycotrophic, shaded forests, Washington | Tags: Columbia Gorge, Dog Mountain, flower, Wildflowers | Leave a comment
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