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McAdoo, David R.
Corallorhiza trifida Chatelain
Early Coralroot, Yellow coralroot
USDA Symbol: cotr18
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Several or many erect, pale yellowish or greenish, nearly leafless stems in a clump, each stem with a raceme of small, bilaterally symmetrical flowers the same color as stem except for white lower lip.
Of all the coral roots, this small pale species is perhaps the least showy. It is also found in Eurasia.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Red , Yellow , Green , Brown
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
AK , CA , CO , CT , ID , IL , IN , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MT , ND , NH , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OR , PA , RI , SD , UT , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY Canada: NB
, PE Native Distribution:
Alaska south and east to Labrador, and south in West to Washington, northeastern Oregon, northern Sierra Nevada, central Utah, and Colorado; also in northern portion of eastern United States. Native Habitat:
Moist woods from moderate to high elevations. USDA Native Status: L48(N), AK(N), CAN(N),
Growing ConditionsSoil Moisture:
Moist Conditions Comments:
Tends to form large clumps and extensive colonies.† It is a species that occurs around the world in the Boreal and Mixed Forest Regions and adjacent regions of the Deciduous
Forests and Tundra. (Andy Fyon)
Mr. Smarty Plants says
Weird-looking rootless plant, perhaps a fungus
August 23, 2008
While out it my backyard (i.e. the Black Hills of South Dakota), I spotted a weird-looking rootless plant (I think it may be a fungus) growing beneath the Ponderosa Pines. It was the only one in the a...
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff