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Spike shaped, growing on forest floor. Apparently bloomed prior to my finding it, but there is one tiny tip still with set of bloom: third picture. Not fungus, but a plant that doesn’t make chlorophyll but lives parasitically off host tree root.
Forest area. Supposed to be on root of oak. None nearby. Sometimes uses beech as host, there is one of those nearby. But the tree they are surrounding is neither of those two.
enjoyed by bears who are emerging from hibernation. Used medicinally by Native Americans. Excellent vitamin content, but reputedly not tasty