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CORALROOT Orchid Corallorriza trifida (Orchidaceae) Height to 25cm. Intriguing, creeping perennial that grows in damp, shady woodland and in dune slacks. The plant is yellowish green and saprophytic, feeding on decaying plant matter, and it lacks leaves. FLOWERS are greenish white, the lip often tinged and streaked with red; in open spikes (Jun-Jul). FRUITS are egg-shaped. LEAVES are absent. STATUS-Widespread and very locally common only in N England and Scotland.
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CORALROOT Orchid Corallorriza trifida (Orchidaceae) Height to 25cm. Intriguing, creeping perennial that grows in damp, shady woodland and in dune slacks. The plant is yellowish green and saprophytic, feeding on decaying plant matter, and it lacks leaves. FLOWERS are greenish white, the lip often tinged and streaked with red; in open spikes (Jun-Jul). FRUITS are egg-shaped. LEAVES are absent. STATUS-Widespread and very locally common only in N England and Scotland.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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