This plant is a saprophyte. This gives it its distinctive non-green color (often red) because it has no chlorophyll and instead gets nutrients from a fungus in decaying organic material.
This species has a dark wettish looking stem. The flower has three dark reddish or brown sepals, two upper petals and one large lower petal that is white with purple spots. Flowers sit along the top of the reddish stem.
|Scientific Name:||Corallorhiza maculata|
|Soil Type:||Forest and wooded areas|