Observation 69302: Corallorhiza maculata Raf.

When: 2011-06-15

Collection location: Hamlin Park East Woods, Shoreline, King Co., Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Tim Sage (NMNR)

No specimen available

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By: Tim Sage (NMNR)
2011-06-16 12:54:44 CDT (-0400)

Pine-needle covered hillside in a predominately Douglas Fir riddled suburban park.

I did not pick any healthy specimens….
By: Tim Sage (NMNR)
2011-06-16 12:53:43 CDT (-0400)

I only plucked the stalk of one that had been knocked over already by falling debris. Thank you for your concern, but I try to stay as ‘naturalist’ as possibly!!

I’m the guy who gets yelled at for not having bulb shots when I leave an Amanita to mature!

a beautiful specimen
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2011-06-16 12:37:07 CDT (-0400)

cool find Tim!

can you tell more about the habitat?

digging up plants
By: BlueCanoe
2011-06-16 11:33:36 CDT (-0400)

While it is cool to see these photos of roots, I would strongly advise against digging up wild plants in general; they may be an uncommon, slow growing, or infrequently reproducing species, which are especially valuable in all-too-often ecologically impacted urban/suburban environments. Unlike fungi, of course, plants don’t have a hidden underground mycelium to fall back on once the obvious stuff is dug up.

name and usage
By: Daniel Stackhouse (d.stack)
2011-06-15 20:31:16 CDT (-0400)

Western coralroot or summer coralroot

Used in a tea or brew for colds and pneumonia

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