Dale's White Adder's Mouth, Putty-root, W. Coralroot!

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Dale's White Adder's Mouth, Putty-root, W. Coralroot!

Postby SandyLee » Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:56 pm

Thanks Dale and Ruth! These certainly look like fabulous and wonderful "finds" and documentation! THANKS!

Per Dale:
"We are finding that the White Adder's Mouth is becoming a very difficult orchid to locate in the State. Malaxis monophylla var.
brachypoda is a small orchid, standing 2" - 6" tall, with some of the smallest flowers of all the orchids. It can be easily overlooked.
Likes cedar bogs with cold, wet soils and usually shaded. Pictured from Mackinac County.

The next orchid is Aplectrum hyemale, commonly known as Putty-root.
Photographed in Washtenaw County, this orchid is usually located in rich deciduous woods, favoring beech and sugar maple trees. Stands 8" - 20"
tall, a spike can show 3 - 20 flowers. Shown here is the normal color but this orchid is also found with yellow flowers and stem. The leaf of this orchid is present in Winter and disappears when the orchid begins to bloom

The final orchid is Corallorhiza maculata. In an earlier posting we presented two forms of this species; the yellow form flavida and the late flowering form of Maculata var maculata. Pictured here is another form of this orchid, the early flowering form Maculata var. occidentalis or the Western Coralroot. Note it is red-stemmed and that the flower sides are obviously broadened where in the late flowering form the sides of the flower are straight and parallel. Rich soil in mixed forests.
8" - 20" tall, this orchid was photographed in Alger County.

Dale and Ruth"

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Re: Dale's White Adder's Mouth, Putty-root, W. Coralroot!

Postby MikeW » Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:33 pm

Dale and Ruth, I have to hand it to you...you are dedicated for sure! From the sounds of it most of these are found in shaded wet bogs, which spells lots of biting bugs, especially misqueto's this year. I am guessing a lot of effort went into getting these photos. Nice work and thanks for posting them.
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Re: Dale's White Adder's Mouth, Putty-root, W. Coralroot!

Postby Dale » Tue Jul 14, 2015 12:19 am

Mike, thanks for your kind words the past two posts. This years cooler
temperatures have helped tremendously in reducing the number of
biting insects we have encountered so far. But mosquito's and ticks
are always troublesome, along with poison ivy and sumac! But the hunt
and the beauty of nature always overrides any thoughts of staying home.

And Sandy, your help as always in getting them posted is much appreciated.

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