Perennial, saprophytic herb from coral-like rhizomes; stems 15-50 cm tall, usually red-brown to purplish, smooth.
Bractlike and sheathing.
Inflorescence a terminal raceme of 10 to 25 short-stalked, spreading to drooping flowers, the bracts scalelike; sepals usually yellowish-pink to pale brown, with 3 to 5 reddish to purplish, lengthwise stripes, oblong to lanceolate, 6-17 mm long, the lower curved forward; lateral petals sepal-like but slightly shorter and wider; lip oval, 8-15 mm long, pale yellow-brown to reddish, entire; column 4-7 mm long, purple-spotted.
Capsules, ellipsoid, drooping, 12-25 mm long.
||Value / Class
Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
of field plots
species was recorded in:
BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in
|BG(1), BWBS(12), CDF(5), CWH(10), ESSF(3), ICH(53), IDF(18), MH(1), MS(2), PP(4), SBPS(2), SBS(13)|
Source: Klinkenberg 2013
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Corallorrhiza striata Lindl. [orthographic variant]