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Snow Plants – Saprophytes

Flowering immediately after the snow clears (although this winter we had very little snow), bright red snow plants (Sarcodes sanguinea) are saprophytes. These snow plants were growing in the shady, deep humus of a ponderosa pine stand next to Eagle … Continue reading

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Snow Plant

I was so excited when I found a¬†snow plant (Sarcodes sanguinea). This striking early spring wildflower is found peeking out from the deep humus of shady conifer forests in the mountains of California, southern Oregon and Nevada. It flowers as … Continue reading

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