Corallorhiza odontorhiza  
Family: Orchidaceae
autumn coralroot, fall coralroot, late coralroot, small-flowered coralroot
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R.K. Kupfer  
Etymology: Corallorhiza: from the Greek korallion, "coral," and rhiza, "root," for the coral-shaped roots
Plants: perennial, 4"-12" tall forb, no chlorophyll; purple to brown or greenish; stems with bulb-like, white thickening at the base
Flowers: pinkish, 6-parted, 1/4" long, lip not lobed, white with purple edges and small spots; inflorescence a 1"-2 1/3" terminal, spike-like cluster (raceme) with 5-15 stalked flowers; blooms Aug.-Sept.
Habitat: partial sun; woods
Conservation Status: Special Concern
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Jeff Hapeman  
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Linda Swartz  
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Kenneth I. Lange  
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Jeff Hapeman