Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Snow Flowers

A couple of years ago I posted a picture of these odd flowers.  I didn't know at the time what they were called, but found out later they were Snow Flowers Sarcodes sanguinea.  The live close to fir trees as they take nourishment from the roots of the trees.  In fact they are somewhat parasitical.  On our walk the other day we saw this collection of 18 of them. Normally you only see them in ones and two, but this must be some sort of record. No leaves, or branches, just these fleshy red flowers,  Very different.

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