Saturday, October 3, 2009

Spotted Coralroot, Corallorhiza maculata

Coralroots are members of the Orchid family and are unusual in that they get their nutrients from decaying organic material. This particular specimen was mowed down by the County road department two days after I took the picture.

On 4-3-15 while walking through a dense stand of old Doug Firs I came upon this group of 4 Coralroots that had not opened yet.

On 5-15-2015 most of the flowers are now open.

Here is a closeup:

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