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Snowplant

Sarcodes sanguinea

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Mountain conifer forests.

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1 Comment

AngelChandler
AngelChandler 8 years ago

I love these types of plants, they are fascinating!

avesjohn
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avesjohn

California, USA

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

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