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Snow Plant (Sarcodes sanguinea) on the Vetter Mountain Trail. This plant is native to Southern California and is considered a mycoparasite. They are parasites on fungi, but they don't kill the fungi. The roots of the Snow Plant contain fungi which extend into the conifer forest leaf litter in which Snow Plant grows. The Snow Plant is fed water and nutrients from the fungi. These fungi also extend into the roots of pines and other conifers.

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klwagarwow

klwagar

Voted 10/10

awesome plant. I love finding mycoparasite type plants. They are always so interesting in their design.
Posted Sep 6, 2008 11:54 am

SoCalHikerRe: wow

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They are truly amazingly looking plants. Thanks for your vote. Cheers.
Posted Sep 7, 2008 11:30 am

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SoCalHikerSubmitted by SoCalHiker
on Jun 2, 2008 1:23 am

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Object Title: Snow Plant

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