Corallorhiza odontorhiza, Cumberland Plateau, Cumberland County, Tennessee 2

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Corallorhiza odontorhiza, _Cumberland_Plateau, _Cumberland_County, _Tennessee_2, I_AMC9972
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This diminutive orchid is autumn coralroot. I was walking around my parent's yard on a tour and spotted these small orchids. Often these flowers never open to pollinators and actually self-pollinate. This type of flower is called cleistogamous. For more information: plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=COOD7


title Corallorhiza odontorhiza, Cumberland Plateau, Cumberland County, Tennessee 2
date yyyymmdd hr:mn 2010:09:26 12:52:09
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