Autumn Coralroot

We finally found (with the help of some good friends) a decent Coralroot to show you. I had found some others earlier in the week, but they were done and not much to look at – and that’s saying something  for this particular orchid! The specimen picture below is the best one that we have found so far. I do have it flagged along the Shelter Trail, and we will give you directions to the spot if you want to see this guy. 
For those of you who are not familiar with this particular orchid, it is quite small. I mean really small. The whole thing isn’t more than a few inches tall and the flowers, such as they are, are tiny.

Above is the best I could do with our new macro lens. This plant is not new, but not totally spent either. There should still be some good opportunities to see it this upcoming week. We will continue to look for additional plants and let you know what we find!

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