coralroot

/kawr"euhl rooht', -root', kor"-/, n.
a saprophytic orchid of the genus Corallorhiza, of the Northern Hemisphere, having elongated clusters of small flowers on a leafless stem.
[1850-55; CORAL + ROOT1]

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plant
 any plant of the genus Corallorhiza, family Orchidaceae, consisting of about a dozen species of nearly leafless, nonphotosynthetic orchids that live primarily on dead organic matter with the help of mycorrhizae. One species is Eurasian; the others are native to North and Central America. The name coralroot refers to the coral-like shape of the reddish rhizomes (underground stems).

      The spotted coralroot (Corallorhiza maculata), found throughout most of the United States, has several varieties. Each has a white flower lip, which may be spotted.

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