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Interesting Nature Facts #68 – Yellow Coralroot Orchid

by | Feb 23, 2019

The yellow coralroot is unusual compared to other members of the Corallorhiza genus in that it is the only one that produces its own chlorophyll like nearly all green plants (hence the yellowish-green color) and is only partially parasitic on the surrounding plants for its nourishment and nutritional needs. All other coralroot orchids depend solely on sapping the vitality of its neighbors to keep it fed and healthy.

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