The Coral-root Orchid is an interesting orchid, which grows especially in Northern and Central Europe. The species grows on basic as well as on acidic soils in shady forests. In the low mountain ranges these are mostly beech forests, at higher altitudes coniferous forests in the contrary. The plant is petite and rather unconspicuous. The Coral-root Orchid has unconspicuous, very small flowers. As a specific feature exists by the Coral-root Orchid a myco-heterotrophy, this means that the plant relys on a symbiosis with soil fungi. The plant lives on these fungi in certain ways, because of the fact that the orchid almost runs for its own no photosynthesis with its to scale shriveled leaves.
The opinions on the correct spelling of the generic name differ, partly you also can find the spelling Corallorrhiza.