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Snow Plant.

2015 November 5

"Sarcodes sanguinea" by Artist R.L. Gibson

Sarcodes sanguinea, which translates roughly to “the bloody flesh-like thing”, is a fleshy saprophytic plant in the heath family, native to western North America, having a scaly reddish stalk and scarlet flowers and typically emerging early in the spring –often at the end of the snow melt.

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