Located in forest understory, limited herbaceous cover (see picture #5).
My best guess. Please help ID!! Very delicate. People with me thought it also seemed like a fungus. Many around at same time.
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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.