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Rock Climbing Photo: Snow Plant (Sarcodes sanguinea)  San Bernardino Na...
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By Miyako
Jul 1, 2014
Wow, what a beauty, never seen anything close to that !
By Euan Cameron
From: Mammoth Lakes
Jul 1, 2014
Yeah, it is nice. Strangest this is it isn't a plant at all, but a fungus.
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Jun 26, 2015
Ah, too right....a form of fungi. Nice shot, Euan.
By Cheryl Anderson
Oct 5, 2015
The snow plant (S. sanguinea) is not a fungus, its feeds on fungi. It is parasitic plant in the Heath family (Ericaceae) that draws nutrients from underground mycorrhizal fungi.
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Snow Plant (Sarcodes sanguinea)

San Bernardino National Forest

Submitted By: Euan Cameron on Jul 22, 2009
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