Spotted coralroot near Rancheria Trailhead. Blossoms were not open on trip a week earlier.
Growing in pine forest near a few (reddish, spotted flower) Spotted Coralroots, just off the trail from Old Hwy 40 to Donner Summit (now part of Donner Memorial State Park.) Several individual plants. (I originally thought this might be C. trifida. See helpful comments below for proper identification.)
San Diego County, California, US
Spotted coral root | Orchidaceae
Corallorhiza maculata, or spotted coralroot, is a North American coralroot orchid flower. Varieties are also known as western coralroot and summer coralroot. It is found from Mexico and Baja California, through California and most of the United States except the Southeast, and across Canada. It grows mostly in montane woodlands.