Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


Because of technology changes and personnel changes at UWSP and the Wisconsin State Herbarium, the database of plant species housed at this site was merged with the database from the OLD WisFlora website to create a new Flora of Wisconsin website at Currently we are encouraging all Wisplant viewers to begin using the Flora of Wisconsin website as soon as possible. Wisplants will remain operational through July 13th. After that date, all traffic to Wisplants will be redirected to the Flora of Wisconsin website.

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  Corallorhiza odontorhiza (Willd.) Poir. var. odontorhiza image
Photographer: Linda Swartz           

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Linda Swartz
Family Orchidaceae
Corallorhiza odontorhiza (Willd.) Poir. var. odontorhiza
autumn coralroot, fall coralroot, late coralroot, small-flowered coralroot
Corallorhiza: from the Greek korallion, "coral," and rhiza, "root," for the coral-shaped roots
odontorhiza: tooth-rooted
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Status: Special Concern
Plant: perennial, 4"-12" tall forb, no chlorophyll; purple to brown or greenish; stems with bulb-like, white thickening at the base
Flower: pinkish, 6-parted, 1/4" long, lip not lobed, white with purple edges and small spots; inflorescence a 1"-2 1/3" terminal, spike-like cluster (raceme) with 5-15 stalked flowers; blooms Aug.-Sept.
Habitat: partial sun; woods

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