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Corallorhiza wisteriana

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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