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Merten's Coralroot - Corallorhiza mertensiana


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

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General Description
Stems reddish, 15–40 cm. Inflorescence with 10 to 30 flowers; bracts 1–3 mm long. Flowers pink; sepals 6–10 mm long, forming a small sac-like spur at the base; upper petals clustered with the upper sepal, arching over the column; lip petal 6–9 mm long, with a pair of small lanceolate basal lobes. Capsule 10–25 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
AK to CA, ID and WY (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 2

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Habitat
Moist, coniferous forest, often spruce/fir/lodgepole; valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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Merten's Coralroot — Corallorhiza mertensiana.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from