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1A leafless orchid that has inconspicuous flowers and lacks chlorophyll. It has a pale knobbly rhizome that obtains nourishment from decaying organic matter.
- ‘Forget-me-nots bloom in the spring, along with strawberries and iris, and you may even see a few striking red spotted coralroots, a saprophytic orchid.’
- ‘Prior to 1995, all of the then known species of coralroots in North America except Wister's coralroot were known to have a particular color form variation.’
- ‘Some of the orchids were growing immediately adjacent to coralroots, and it's curious that these two species should so prefer this one particular area under oaks.’
- ‘There is also a small genus of orchids, called coralroots, that obtains the majority of its nutrition from a mycorrhizal association with soil fungi.’
- ‘The coralroot orchids are not considered ‘true’ vascular plant parasites because they do not have haustoria.’
- ‘This year, I saw them in a number of places, got a good look and learned they are spotted coralroots.’
- ‘An unexpected display of coralroot orchid near the trailhead was just the first of many stops along the way.’
- ‘Other floral delights along the trail include spotted coralroot orchids, twisted stalk, fireweed, and showy asters.’
- ‘In June, berries are ripe and we will look for the coralroot orchids under the oak trees.’
- ‘The others are early coralroot and late coralroot.’
- ‘A similar situation is found in the coralroot orchids (genus Corallorhiza).’
- ‘Red coralroot orchids, pale irises, white-flowered thimbleberry, and tanoak look up to madrones that would be the giants of any other forest.’
- ‘Several coralroot orchids grew on the downslope of the portage to Proulx.’
- ‘There are two other coralroots (Striped and Western) in our area.’
- ‘The Navajo made a tea of spotted coralroot used as a lotion for ringworm or skin disease.’
- ‘The coralroots are the only members of the orchid family native to Nova Scotia that are without chlorophyll and depend upon the decomposing remains of other plants for sustenance.’
- ‘Over 360 species of plant have been recorded on site including creeping spearwort (found at only four other sites in Britain) and coralroot orchid.’
- ‘Still plenty of fairyslipper along the Incense Cedar Trail, and additional striped coralroot orchids have joined the one specimen that has been blooming for over a month.’
- ‘Ferns and coralroot orchids grow in the deep woods, while greenfly orchids and resurrection ferns adorn the live oak branches.’
- ‘Lilacs, Canada anemone, orange hawkweed, blue-eyed grass, wild sarsaparilla, coralroot orchid in cedar-hemlock woods, hundreds of jack-in-the-pulpits along Hidden Bluff Trail.’
- 1.1another term for cockscomb
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