Coral root

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Coral root

Coral root  - Corallorhiza maculata

by: Honza
Location/Trail:  Inner Basin Trail #29
Date sighted:  6/13/2009
Season:  Summer
This high elevation ponderosa forest orchid has no chlorophyll and no recognizable leaves. It relies on its host plant through fungus which are associated with its coral-like rhizome and root system.
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