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Corallorhiza maculata (Raf.) Raf.

(Spotted Coral-root)

In old growth woods dominated by Eastern Hemlock, Sugar Maple, or Yellow Birch. Usually growing in mesic loam and thick deposits of leaf litter in full shade. Often shares Eastern Hemlock habitats with Rattlesnake-plantains (G. oblongifolia and G. tesselata). Blooming dates range from late June to early August. The typical form (f. maculata) is fairly common in Muskoka, while the form with dark reddish purple stems (f. punicea) is rare.


Townships: Oakley Medora Morrison Ridout

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Muskoka Flora - Index : Monocot Group : Orchidaceae : Corallorhiza maculata

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