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Northern Coral-Root Orchid

Corrallorrhiza trifida

Description:

Spotted near Grassi Lakes, in the Rocky Mountains of Kananaskis Provincial Park, Alberta.

Habitat:

Common locally in mossy woods or in not too wet bogs, or sometimes in the open Dryas mats. In the Rocky Mountains often above timberline, Circumpolar.

Notes:

All coral-roots lack proper roots and derive their food from decaying organic matter.

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GerryBates
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GerryBates

Alberta, Canada

Spotted on Jun 27, 2011
Submitted on Sep 9, 2012

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