Red Snow Plant

Along trail heading North from Lake Thomas Edison.

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SoCalHiker

SoCalHiker - Jul 5, 2008 8:12 pm - Voted 10/10

It's called...

...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.

clarkr

clarkr - Jul 6, 2008 12:58 am - Hasn't voted

Re: It's called...

SoCalHiker- Thanks for the correction. I asked a friend and I got it wrong.

SoCalHiker

SoCalHiker - Jul 6, 2008 5:22 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: It's called...

you're welcome. Cheers.

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