Striped Coralroot - Corallorhiza striata
Stems purple, 10–45 cm. Inflorescence with 7 to 25 flowers; bracts 2.5–5 mm long. Flowers: sepals and upper petals 9–16 mm long, cupped forward, white with purple longitudinal stripes; lip petal 8–12 mm long, white, purple-stripped, unlobed, with 2 bumps on the inner surface at the base. Capsule 12–25 mm long (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX
Our plants are variety striata
BC to NL south to CA, AZ, NM, TX and Mexico (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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- 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.
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- Barrett C.F., Freudenstein J.V., Lee Taylor D., and Koljalg U. 2010. "Rangewide analysis of fungal associations in the fully mycoheterotrophic Corallorhiza striata complex (Orchidaceae) reveals extreme specificity on ectomycorrhizal Tomentella (Thelephoraceae) across North America". American Journal of Botany. 97 (4): 628-643.
- Martinka, R.R. 1970. Structural characteristics and ecological relationships of male blue grouse (Dendragapus obscurus (Say)) territories in southwestern Montana. Ph.D Dissertation. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 73 p.