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Merten's Coralroot - Corallorhiza mertensiana

Native Species

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 et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Montana Range

Year-round
 


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

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 26

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

References
  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
  • Additional ReferencesLegend:   View Online Publication
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    • Culver, D.R. 1994. Floristic analysis of the Centennial Region, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Montana State University, Bozeman. 199 pp.
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