coral root


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Noun1.Coral root - a wildflower of the genus Corallorhiza growing from a hard mass of rhizomes associated with a fungus that aids in absorbing nutrients from the forest floorcoral root - a wildflower of the genus Corallorhiza growing from a hard mass of rhizomes associated with a fungus that aids in absorbing nutrients from the forest floor
orchid, orchidaceous plant - any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors
Corallorhiza, genus Corallorhiza - genus of leafless root-parasitic orchids having small purplish or yellowish racemose flowers with lobed lips; widely distributed in temperate regions
Corallorhiza maculata, spotted coral root - common coral root having yellowish- or reddish- or purplish-brown leafless stems bearing loose racemes of similarly colored flowers with white purple-spotted lips; Guatemala to Canada
Corallorhiza striata, striped coral root - nearly leafless wildflower with erect reddish-purple stems bearing racemes of pale pinkish and brownish-striped flowers; western Canada to Mexico
Corallorhiza trifida, early coral root, pale coral root - plant having clumps of nearly leafless pale yellowish to greenish stems bearing similarly colored flowers with white lower lips; northern New Mexico north through South Dakota and Washington to Alaska
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The 150-acre reserve is managed by the Natural History Society of Northumbria and is home to wildlife such as otters, bitterns and red squirrels and plants like coral root orchids.
Sheltered among these rocks, and rarely noticed, is a rare, limestone-loving fern, arid rarer still, the southern crested coral root orchid, which is only found in the Smoke Hole.
Gosforth Park nature reserve in Newcastle is home to the second biggest colony of coral root orchids in England.

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