Western or Merten's Coralroot / Orchid Family
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.