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Corallorhiza maculata

Spotted Coral Root

Scientific Name:

Corallorhiza maculata

Genus:

Corallorhiza

Species Epithet:

maculata

Common Name:

Spotted Coral Root

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Red, Purple

Light:

Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

July, August

Growing Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

Moist forests, northern hardwood forests.

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Form:

No Apparent Leaves

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

No known wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

State Rank:

S1: Critically imperiled (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure, G_T_: Subspecies or Variety Rank (add status to NOTES section) (*Key)

State Status:

SR-P: Significantly Rare: Peripheral (*Key)

Notes:

Listed Global as T5. Corallorhiza maculata var. maculata

Blooms

image

© David R. McAdoo

Closeup of Blooms

image

© David R. McAdoo

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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