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Plant Details

Corallorhiza odontorhiza

Autumn Coral Root

Scientific Name:

Corallorhiza odontorhiza

Common Name:

Autumn Coral Root

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Bloom Color(s):

white, purple

Size in Feet:

1

Light:

Shade

Soil Moisture:

Sub-mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

August, September, October

Bloom Area:

Statewide (Mountains, Piedmont, Coast)

State Rank:

S4 - 100-1000 Extant Populations - Apparently secure in NC, with many occurrences (*)

Notes:

Jim Fowler notes that some clusters of this species bear "cleistogamous" self-pollinating blossoms that do not open while others produce "chasmogamous" flowers that do open and are not self-pollinating.

Blooms

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© David R. McAdoo

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants

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