|Scientific Name||Corallorhiza trifida||USDA PLANTS Symbol||COTR18|
|Common Name||Yellow Coralroot, Early Coralroot||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||894654|
Life zones and habitat: Foothills to subalpine (7200 to 11000 ft.); moist areas in aspens groves, conifer forests and streamsides.
Plant: Erect perennial, fleshy, greenish-yellow stem (raceme) 3 to 12 inches tall.
Leaves: None. One to three alternate leaf-like sheaths along stem.
Inflorescence: Single erect raceme of 3 to 18 small flowers, each less than 1/2-inch long; 3 sepals and 3 petals, yellowish white to pale yellow-green; lateral sepals bent back, lateral petals and upper sepal converge to form hood; lower petal forms a lip, often purple-spotted.
Bloom Period: June and July.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, SEINet, North American Orchid Center and US Forest Service.
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