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Sarcodes sanguinea


A mycotrophic plant, obtaining nutrients from fungi interconnected with mountain conifer roots. The snowplant and related plants lack chlorophyll (green pigment), and thus are unable to photosynthesize their own nutrients.


Mountain conifer forests.

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1 Comment

AngelChandler 8 years ago

I love these types of plants, they are fascinating!

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Spotted on Jun 9, 2012
Submitted on Jun 27, 2012

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