Corallorhiza maculata var. ozettensis Ozette Coralroot
During the summer of 2006, I took courses on Whidbey Island, Washington, where I discovered this unspotted Spotted Coralroot growing near a trail! The Ozette variety had been described in 2001 but was known from a single location on the Olympic Peninsula. My discovery extended its known range, and the photos I took were published in an orchid journal.
Photo © Chelsea Kieffer