Corallorhiza maculata

Spotted Coralroot
Corallorhiza maculata

Family: Orchid (Orchidacea)
AKA: Summer Coralroot
Photo taken on: July 8, 2007
Location: Upper Loop, Crested Butte, CO
Life Zones: Foothills to subalpine
Habitat: Moist woods

Grows to 20" with a leafless, pinkish fleshy stem. The whole plant has no chlorophyll and is a parasite to a fungus. Flowers have 3 petal-like reddish sepals and a large whitish petal with red spots.arrow

Corallorhiza maculata - pods

 


Spotted Coralroot Seedpods

Photo taken on: August 19, 2007
Location: Upper Loop, Crested Butte, CO

Flora of North America reference.

Pink Long Clusters