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Red Snow Plant
Along trail heading North from Lake Thomas Edison.

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SoCalHikerIt's called...

SoCalHiker

Voted 10/10

...Snow Plant and is not a fungus. It actually is a mycoparasite, which means it is a parasite on fungi. It does not contain any chlorophyll for photosynthesis but rather relies on the fungi, which sit on its roots. It's quite amazing and abundant here in Southern California. Cheers.
Posted Jul 5, 2008 8:12 pm

clarkrRe: It's called...

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SoCalHiker- Thanks for the correction. I asked a friend and I got it wrong.
Posted Jul 6, 2008 12:58 am

SoCalHikerRe: It's called...

SoCalHiker

Voted 10/10

you're welcome. Cheers.
Posted Jul 6, 2008 5:22 pm

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on Jul 5, 2008 5:20 pm

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