© Kent Brothers (Photo ID #10186)
Perennial, saprophytic herb from coral-like rhizomes; stems (15) 20-55 cm tall, reddish, smooth.
Bractlike, sheathing, 2 or 3.
Inflorescence a terminal raceme of 3 to 25 short-stalked, erect to spreading flowers, the bracts scalelike; sepals usually pink, narrowly oblanceolate, 7-10 mm long, the lower spreading; lateral petals deep pink to red, veins usually yellow or dark red; lip 6-9 mm long, deep pink to red, usually with 3 dark red veins, base with 2 lateral short teeth, tip irregularly fine-toothed; spur 0.5-2.5 mm long; column 5.5-8 mm long, curved over lip.
Capsules, egg-shaped, drooping, 15-25 mm long.
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Illustration Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia
||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
|CDF(1), CWH(29), ESSF(1), ICH(17), IDF(3), MH(7), MS(1)|
Source: Klinkenberg 2013
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Corallorhiza maculata subsp. mertensiana (Bong.) Calder & Roy L. Taylor
Corallorrhiza maculata subsp. mertensiana (Bong.) Calder & Taylor [orthographic variant]
Corallorrhiza mertensiana Bong. [orthographic variant]
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