Corallorhiza trifida Châtel.  
Family: Orchidaceae
early coralroot, northern coralroot, yellow coralroot
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Derek Anderson  
Etymology: Corallorhiza: from the Greek korallion, "coral," and rhiza, "root," for the coral-shaped roots
Plants: erect, perennial, 4"-12" tall forb, no chlorophyll, yellowish to greenish
Flowers: yellowish to greenish, 6-parted, 3/8" wide, lip with small side lobes below the middle, white and sometimes with purple spots; inflorescence a 3/4"- 3" terminal, spike-like cluster (raceme) with 5-15 stalked flowers; blooms May-July
Habitat: moist to wet; woods
Conservation Status: Native
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Jeff Hapeman  
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Aaron Carlson  
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R.K. Kupfer  
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Aaron Carlson  
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