I'm not sure which variety grows in New Mexico (if that can be determined from this image).
I am posting this again-had the
incorrect spelling for the
This plant belongs to the Orchid
family. It is unique because
it lacks chlorophyll,there are
no green leaves. The base is
knotted and the plant I
observed was reddish in color.
Corallorhiza maculata var occidentalis forma immaculata
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.