Corallorhiza maculata (Spotted Coralroot) Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid)
Corallorhiza maculata grows on the floor of dry pine forests. The plants lack chlorophyll and are believed to acquire energy and nutrients through association with mycorrhizal fungi. The second photo shows fruits of the species.

Vegetation zone:  Foothills, Montane, Subalpine
Time of bloom:  May - August
Origin:  Native
Eastern Colorado Wildflowers