Striped Coralroot


The striped coralroot orchid is my second sighting of a wild orchid this year. The first was of the fairy slipper. OK, truth be told, I did not find this orchid on my own: a small child spotted it — who told an adult — who told me. So kudos to the child.

My first images of the striped coralroot orchid were acceptable, but because the flowers drooped on the raceme, it was difficult to look into them. 

So, I tried again, this time moving the camera lower. Now the bilateral symmetry and the enlarged petal that are characteristics of an orchid is obvious.


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2 Responses to Striped Coralroot

  1. Karen Pidcock says:

    What a gorgeous specimen, haven’t seen the usual ones in my near forest yet…thanks! They’re usually quite abundant.

  2. Christine Boyd says:

    That’s really pretty Alistair. I haven’t heard of this before. Thank you.

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