Corallorhiza wisteriana

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Spring coralroot
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Genus: Corallorhiza
Species: C. wisteriana
Binomial name
Corallorhiza wisteriana
  • Corallorhiza punctata A.Rich. & Galeotti
  • Neottia punctata (A.Rich. & Galeotti) Kuntze
  • Corallorhiza elliptica Schltr.
  • Corallorhiza fimbriata Schltr.
  • Corallorhiza hortensis Suksd.
  • Corallorhiza wisteriana f. albolabia P.M.Br.
  • Corallorhiza wisteriana f. cooperi P.M.Br.

Spring coralroot (Corallorhiza wisteriana) — also called Arousing coralroot or Wister's Coralroot — is a species of coralroot orchid. It is widespread through much of Mexico as well as parts of the United States (Rocky Mountains, Appalachians, the Southeast, and the Mississippi and Ohio Valleys).[1][2][3][4]

Spring Coralroot blooms as early as December in Florida through early spring in other parts of the country. The flowers generally only last a few hours.

This plant prefers leaf litter in woodland areas and is saprophytic.

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  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Biota of North America Program, distribution map
  3. ^ Flora of North America v 26 p 636, Corallorhiza wisteriana
  4. ^ Hágsater, E. & M. Soto. 2003. Orchids of Mexico. Icones Orchidacearum (Mexico) 5–6: i–xxii, t. 501–t. 700.

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