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Coral Root Orchid
Orchidaceae
Corallorhiza


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Flower Petal # 5
Main Color    
Color 2    
Type Categories Useful Parts

Herb

Orchidaceae Family

Corallorhiza Genus
Other Names for this Plant

coralroot orchid


Location

Found growing wild in Little Cottonwood Canyon River, SLC, UT


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Magnolia Division
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Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


General Information

Most species are leafless, relying entirely upon symbiotic fungi within their coral-shaped roots for sustenance. Because of this dependence on myco-heterotrophy within their mycorrhizae, they cannot be successfully cultivated.
Most species do not produce chlorophyll, and do not depend on photosynthesis for energy. An exception is the yellowish green species Corallorhiza trifida, which has some chlorophyll and is only partially dependent on its fungal associates for nutrition.



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Comment: Coral Root Orchid, Corallorhiza

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Thunder
Thunder
June 30, 2010
What a lovely little flower!

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