Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Corallorhiza striata var. vreelandii

Corallorhiza striata var. vreelandii, Vreeland's Striped Coralroot, is a small-flowered variety of the more common variety striata.  In fact, its flowers are not only smaller but they are not as brightly colored - usually a tan or light yellow though with the same striping on the lip and other flowers segments.  In our experience it is not very easy to tell the two varieties apart as they seem to shade into each other, but we have found what we are sure is this variety in several locations in the Columbia River gorge.

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  1. How beautiful! Congratulations to locate it and thank you for allowing us to enjoy it. Best regards Ron

    1. Appreciate the visit and comments, Angel. This is common in the southwest but quite rare up here.