A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

Archive for August 29, 2013

Spotted Coral Root (Corallorhiza maculata)

Dog Mountain Trail, Columbia Gorge, WA 5/2013.

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.

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