All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Western or Merten's Coralroot</strong> / Orchid Family
<em>Corallorhiza mertensiana</em>
Mt. Rainier National Park
June 22, 2009

This is one of those plants that can be overlooked since it has no leaves. I missed it while hiking up the Ka...
Western or Merten's Coralroot / Orchid Family
Corallorhiza mertensiana
Mt. Rainier National Park
June 22, 2009

This is one of those plants that can be overlooked since it has no leaves. I missed it while hiking up the Kautz Creek trail, but I saw it almost as soon as we started hiking back down. The Rampart Ridge trail near Longmire was loaded with these and Spotted Coralroots, both saprophytic orchids.


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