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cor·al·root

 (kôr′əl-ro͞ot′, -ro͝ot′, kŏr′-)
n.
Any of several terrestrial, saprophytic, chiefly New World orchids of the genus Corallorhiza having yellowish-green to purplish-brown leafless stems and small flowers.

[From the corallike appearance of its branched rhizomes.]
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coralroot

(ˈkɒrəlˌruːt)
n
(Plants) any N temperate leafless orchid of the genus Corallorhiza, with small yellow-green or purple flowers and branched roots resembling coral
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Noun1.coralroot - European bittercress having a knotted white rootstockcoralroot - European bittercress having a knotted white rootstock
bitter cress, bittercress - any of various herbs of the genus Cardamine, having usually pinnate leaves and racemes of white, pink or purple flowers; cosmopolitan except Antarctic
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Corallorhiza trifida (L., Chat.): Early or Northern Coralroot
Among these ancient rock formations, and hardly noticed by even the most ardent outdoorsman, is the rare limestone-loving fern and, rarer still, the southern crested coralroot orchid, known in West Virginia only in Smoke Hole.
Look for explorer's gentian, sidalcea, mariposa lily (Calochortus leichilinii), alpine lily, delphinium, meadow-rue, peony, monkshood, columbine, spiraea, thimbleberry, penstemons, violets, monkeyflower (Mimulus torreyi), paintbrush, fireweed, and, in the orchid family, spotted coralroot.