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Plant Details

Corallorhiza wisteriana

Spring Coral Root

Scientific Name:

Corallorhiza wisteriana

Common Name:

Spring Coral Root

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Perennial

Bloom Color(s):

White, Lavender, Purple, Brown

Size in Feet:

.5 to 1.5

Light:

Shade

Bloom Time:

March. April, May

Bloom Area:

Statewide - Mountains, Piedmont, Coast

Habitat Description:

Moist to dry forests, usually in base-rich soils, per Weakley

State Rank:

S2 - 6-20 Extant Populations - Imperiled in NC because of rarity or because of some factor(s) making it very vulnerable to extirpation from NC (*)

State Status:

W - Watch List (*)

Closeup of Blooms

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© David R. McAdoo

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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