|Scientific Name||Corallorhiza maculata var. maculata||USDA PLANTS Symbol||COMAM7|
|Common Name||Spotted Coralroot, Summer Coralroot||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||894892|
Life zones and habitat: Foothills to subalpine (5500 to 11000 ft.); usually dry soils in wooded areas - aspens groves, conifer forests.
Plant: Erect perennial, fleshy, reddish-brown stem (raceme) 8 to 24 inches tall.
Inflorescence: Single erect raceme of 6 to 20 small flowers about 3/4-inch long with 3 dark red/brownish sepals and 3 white petals with reddish/purple spots, lower one forming a larger lip; the lower lip in var. maculata is not spread out, as compared to var. occidentalis in which it is much broader; the plant is otherwise similar.
Bloom Period: June and July.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel, SEINet and North American Orchid Center.
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