Corallorhiza striata var. vreelandii Lindl.
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)

Introduction to Vascular Plants


© Ian Gardiner     (Photo ID #16047)


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Distribution of Corallorhiza striata var. vreelandii
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Species Information

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.

SourceThe Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat and Range

Moist forests in the lowland, steppe and montane zones; frequent throughout BC, south of 55 degrees N; E to PQ and S to NY, MI, WI, MN, ND, CO, UT and CA.

SourceThe Illustrated Flora of British Columbia