A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

Mertens’ Coral Root (Corallorrhiza mertensiana)

Iron Mountain, OR, 7/2014.

Iron Mountain, OR, 7/2014.

Much like Spotted Coral Root, only without the spots, this plant is sometime called “Western Coral Root”.  The leafless  member of the orchid family is common in northwest conifer forests for much of the summer.  We see these and pinesap more than any other mytotrophic/saprophytic plants.

Iron Mountain, OR, 7/2014.

Iron Mountain, OR, 7/2014.

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One response

  1. Reblogged this on RMNP Flowers and commented:
    Wow, fantastic photos from nwwildflowers

    July 11, 2016 at 11:39 am

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