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snowdrop like fungi in the woods by my house. i've no idea what they are...anyone?
8th Sep 2009, 17:44   | tags:,,,,

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boglog says:

so... they are actually vascular plants and are called Indian Pipes. Turns out they parasitize fungi which are symbiotic with the roots of the trees.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monotropa_uniflora

8th Sep 2009, 17:56

beth says:

wow. like ghostly stone snow drops

8th Sep 2009, 18:18

Caine says:

Wow. I've never seen anything like that before. Cool shot.

8th Sep 2009, 18:58

Dhamaka says:

gorgeous..

12th Sep 2009, 19:04

christine(christine-dot-l-dot-woll-at-gmail-dot-com) says:

Indian pipe weed!

14th Sep 2009, 19:00

christine(christine-dot-l-dot-woll-at-gmail-dot-com) says:

Indian pipe weed! you need your Maine natural history guide (me)

14th Sep 2009, 19:00

Spiderbaby says:

Parasite of symbiont - that's quite a complex relationship they have going on. Got to love biology. Endlessly fascinating :)

15th Sep 2009, 00:34

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