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sarcodes sanguinea

sarcodes sanguinea

Description:

last campsite in Kings Canyon was covered in these red inflorescences.

Habitat:

pushing up through a few inches of pine needles, these tall red stalks were usually found under trees in the shade. This is because the flowers are parasites of the fungi attached to the roots of the trees.

Notes:

lack of chlorophyll, myco-parasitic.

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1 Comment

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 10 years ago

Very cool! This is also known as Snow Plant or Snow Flower. I had never heard of these before seeing them on Noah.

JamesCrosby
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JamesCrosby

California, USA

Spotted on Jun 14, 2011
Submitted on Jul 14, 2011

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