The Spotted Coralroot Orchid
By Alivia Stokes
Habit: Perennial herb.
Leaves: There are no leaves, the lower stem is reduced to several overlapping sheaths.
Floral formula: X, 3 sepals, 3 petals (1 petal modified as the labellum), 1 stamen, 3 carpels; connate and an inferior ovary. The style, stigma, and stamens all fused to form the column.
Fruit: Hanging elliptic capsules.
Habitat: Grows best in shade and part shade, moist upland forests and occasionally found in wetlands.
Range: They are located mostly throughout Northern United States and Canada.
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