FLORA OF ICELAND elements: Corallorhiza trifida, Coralroot orchid

Corallorhiza trifida; The coralroot orchid is a small orchid, barely 15 cm tall. Typically it also misses green leaves. It grows in vegetations on nutrient-poor soils like heathers some poor meadows. The name refers to the rootstocks which have coral-like branching. This orchid can easily be overlooked.
It is a member of the orchid family (Orchidaceae). The Icelandic name of this species is Kræklurót.

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