Corallorhiza maculata (Spotted Coralroot)

Order Asparagales, Family Orchidaceae, Genus Corallorhiza

Found in forests, this little orchid has no chlorphyll at all. The Coralroots are "mycotrophs", and are parasitic on fungi which absorb nutrients from decaying plant matter. C. maculata differs from C. wisteriana in that it blooms later, and its flowers have three lobes on the lower lip.


You can see that the lower lip of the flower has lobes.