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Spotted Coralroot (Large Coralroot)
Corallorhiza maculata

Coralroots lack chlorophyll; they get nutrients from decaying organic material in the soil. The nutrients are absorbed through a branched underground stem that looks like a piece of coral. Spotted coralroot is the most common of three coralroot species that grow in Connecticut. The others are early coralroot and late coralroot.

• Family: Orchid (Orchidaceae)
• Habitat: woods, usually moist woods
• Height: 6-20 inches
• Flower size: 3/4 inch long
• Flower color: brown and white with purple spots
• Flowering time: July to August
• Origin: native

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Last updated December 13, 2007. © 2005 Connecticut Botanical Society. All rights reserved.